Bellbird..male or female?

A young bellbird (Anthornis melanura) that exhibits both male and female characteristics has been found in an eco-sanctuary in New Zealand. Although DNA testing from 2011 showed the bird as a female, its behaviour as well as physical charac

teristics (on one side it has the dark plumage of a male and on the other the yellowish feather pattern of a female) make it the first transgender bellbird. Researchers believe that this can be due to a hormonal imbalance.

Snake venom..relieving agony

The black mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis polylepis, is one of the most lethal snakes on Earth. A snakebite may bring on a world of hurt, but a substance found in black mamba venom could actually relieve pain. The finding reveals a new possible approach for pain treatment.

The compounds, called mambalgins, appear to work by blocking certain channels in nerve cells. Under acidic conditions, these channels open up, triggering pain signals. By preventing the flow of charged atoms through these channels, the mambalgins stop pain signals in their tracks.

The earliest known fossil of a complex brain

A 520-million-year-old fossil has provided evidence that complex brains evolved much earlier than previously thought. The 7.6-centimetre preserved skeleton belonged to Fuxianhuia protensa, an extinct invertebrate related to today’s spiders and insects, and contains remnants of optic nerves connected to a three-segment brain. This is the earliest known fossil to show a complex brain, according to the paper published in Nature.

All Insects are not always ugly..

When we listen about insects..immediately we thought about their ugliness…But look at these insects…just wow… no doubt it is the absolute creativity of my LORD 🙂

Deadly Octopus

Don’t mess with the blue-ringed octopus – its neurotoxin can kill a human in minutes. But before it bites, releasing venomous saliva through its beak, the octopus sends out a warning—bright blue rings that suddenly iridesce all over its body. How? By flexing its muscles. The blue rings are always there, but pouches of skin conceal their iridescence when the octopus is relaxed.
(i got an excellent picture again 😉 )