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The first thing I need to tell you about the snapping shrimp is that I did not make it up. This is science. Really. The “snapping” part of this crustacean’s name refers to the action of a special arm it has—just the one. The limb is...

This is a majorly cool piece by Becky Crew on the Scientific American blog network. It details the slow, incremental progress toward a scientific consensus on a truly weird anatomical feature exhibited by some prehistoric chimaeras (fish that share a relatively recent common ancestor with the...