Timelapse Of A Single Cell Developing Into Hatched Newt

February 7, 2019

This is 'Becoming', a microscopic timelapse film from Jan van IJken that follows a single cell as it develops into a hatchling alpine newt. Fascinating. Also I had no idea microscopic camera technology was this advanced because I just tried taking a selfie of myself flexing in the mirror with my phone and it was all dark and grainy and I looked fat. And not sexy fat like Santa either. Anyway, where were we? "Newts." Oh man I LOVE tasteful nudes, let's go to the museum and take pictures.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to becca b, who agrees Mother Nature is a trip.

  • bigalosu

    That is some AMAZING CGI!!!!!

  • Wl Avendano

    Sad that the same people that call this “life” will deny a human embryo the same truth.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    As the video progressed, the newt got better.

  • Closet Nerd

    Just watched that with my kids last week. Daughter was hooked by the coconuts in the beginning.

  • Deksam

    According to today's social trends, anything unborn is just a clump of cells. But at 5:24 a Newt was indeed born. Congratulations, you made it!

    Wish there was a humane society for babies.

  • The_Wretched

    Half the video - 3 minutes in time lapse, it is, in fact, a ball of cells. Social trends are spot on. Also, people aren't newts that grow in just water. We grow in a uterous that's a part of a different person. That person matters to the whole discussion. When we have external fertilization and growth, get back to me on your point, newt-person.

  • Deksam

    But now in NY, fully developed can be considered as useless as a clump of cells.
    Where would be the social trend, if the uterus was as transparent as the Newt's???

  • Jenness

    The more we science, the more amazing and incredibly precious life seems to me.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Watching that in 1080p with headphones on made it so much weirder and more interesting. Its so cool that we can literally watch the blood cells flow through that little newts veins.

  • Irina Abramovich

    that newt is so little and tiny -- cute!

  • Conrado Parra

    Sexy

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