Jellyfish




A breath of life into the dust or a more mucosal event, perhaps Atum in his primordial sea or the operculum of Aphrodite? The earliest emergence of animal form is being reordered…




Scientists at Cambridge University have reverse engineered a jellyfish from silicon and muscle cells from a rat’s heart. The JellyRat is identical to the moon jellyfish, a common species found throughout the world’s oceans. Project leader Kit Parker has dubbed the artificial lifeform a “medusoid” and doesn’t plan on stopping with just jellyfish. He hopes to create an octopus next.




Bryan Nelson of the Mother Nature Network writes via Yahoo Green: The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of…


From MICHAEL CASEY, AP “KOKONOGI, Japan — A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net. Within minutes, hundreds…