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Timelapse of Single Cell Becoming Organism is Coolest Thing Youll See Today

Native to central and southern Europe, the amphibious alpine newt breeds in shallow water, where its larvae are born, hatch and feed on plankton, before sprouting legs and moving to land. This timelapse video from the Dutch director Jan van IJken tracks the development of a single-celled zygote into the hatched larva of an alpine newt. Captured in stunning detail at microscopic scales, Becoming is a remarkable look at the process of cell division and differentiation, whence all animals – from newts to humans – come. via Aeon Read more:…

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The Shirk Report Volume 511

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – You know it’s cold outside when | And | And – Ya Adam! – Wait for the ref – When you’re at a house party and there’s a dog – Protip – Tony Hawk 10 year challenge…

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