Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bizarre

Dazzling and Deadly — The Spun Glass Caterpillar

This unique crystalline caterpillar truly catches the eye, but dangerous barbs make for looking only.The spun glass caterpillar Isochaetes beutenmuelleri is a member of...

Differently Sized Animals Perceive Time at Different Speeds

Research reveals that animals perceive time at speeds relative to their body size — which means that small animals actually see in slow motion.A...

Giant Octopus Devours Jellyfish And Keeps The Tentacles

Image: MBARI via New Scientist/ YouTubeA rare and mysterious octopus was recently filmed with prey for the first time ever, and it turns out...

Naked Mole Rats Can Survive 20 Minutes Without Oxygen

Naked mole rats are some of the most amazing mammals on the planet — capable of surviving nearly 20 minutes in environments without oxygen. A new study...

Unknown Spider Species Builds ‘Stonehenge’ Out of Silk

There was a lot of head-scratching going on when a young scientist first stumbled on what looked like a tiny replica of Stonehenge in...

World’s Strongest Animal Lifts 1,000X Bodyweight, Feeds on Dung

The dung beetle can lift more than 1,000 times its body weight — as a result of its sexual interactions.Onthophagus taurus is a member...

Orcas Target Great White Sharks For Their Livers

Image: Wikimedia CommonsThe great white shark might be one of the most fearsome sea creatures, but even they are no match for...

Fish Eyeballs Contain Parasites That Change Their Behavior

Research reveals mature parasites effectively alter their hosts' behavior to ensure their own survival. This discovery manifests itself within eye flukes that live in fish species and require...

Female Dragonflies Play Dead to Avoid Male Pursuits

Recent research reveals that moorland hawker dragonflies will plummet from to the sky and play dead to evade potential suitors.The moorland hawker dragonfly, also known...

Swallowed Newt Emerges From Belly Of A Bullfrog Unscathed

Image: Miguel VieiraDon't mess with a rough-skinned newt.You might think this seemingly innocuous newt wouldn't harm anything other than the tiny invertebrates that it eats,...

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