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Viking Ants, Animal Mimicry, and Neuromorphic Chips: NOVA Next Week in Review

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This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

There haven’t been any coral snakes in the North Carolinian Sandhills for 50 years. And yet, the scarlet kingsnakes there are looking more and more like them. It’s a mysterious strategy, but somehow it works. NOVA’s AAAS Mass Media Fellow Eleanor Nelsen

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The mimic octopus can imitate a number of different organisms. Here, one impersonates a flatfish.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

Did you miss "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" this week? Watch it streaming online until September 3.

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