Animal Body Plans and Movement: Symmetry in Action
Now, however, research has uncovered the method behind the movement of one such animal, the brittle star. An animal with radial symmetry is essentially a disk ... is ideal for creatures that either do not move (e.g. corals, sea anemones) or rely largely ...
Widespread tetraradial symmetry among early fossil sponges
Also, it has been assumed that these prismatic outlines do not represent true symmetry, but are merely shapes evolved in response to their environments. Remarkable new sponge fossils from the early Cambrian (around 520 million years old) Hetang Biota of ...
Lopsided fish show that symmetry is only skin deep
According to Stewart, "While most animals have bilateral symmetry and some show a radial symmetry, asymmetries are actually ... "Some scale-eaters start off with balanced mouths, and others do not. So, what happens as these symmetrical fish get older ...
Just why do people get more attractive when you're drunk?
There are many different forms of symmetry, including radial ... have to do with booze? Well, it's thought that we and other organisms have a strong evolutionary preference for the appearance of symmetry, and this means people who are considered attractive ...
Radial Symmetry – the poetry of Katherine Larson
That is exactly what Katherine Larson has done with her first book of science-inspired ... emotional attachments scientists build with their subjects, would do well to check out Radial Symmetry. It’s a quick, but deeply enjoyable read.