I have in after an hour and read Chapter 2. SO much better than Chapter 1; Ao and Naru are adorabibble together. AND THE SLOTH. Ohmylord its cute.
I hope Eureka merged with the Scub Coral blast or something though and didn't ACTUALLY die. I'll weep for a long time if she really is dead (but considering its the Scub which was the cause, I highly doubt it killed her).
I assume not, because they were fascinated by the Scubs fusing with cars (seeing Nirvash as an example). They're probably man-made if that's the case. 'Course it might be different in the manga once the anime releases, but *shrugs*