The Permian extinction killed off some 90 percent of species, including these goniatite mollusks.
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
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 Kea is a large species of parrot (superfamily Strigopoidea) found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.
Kea loves to sit on the back of rodents (sheep,cows etc) and make holes on the back by puncturing it. After that it feed on the kidney fats of that animal. Amazing 😉
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.
Many species use built-in ferromagnets to detect their orientation with respect to the Earth’s magnetic field. Some species of birds, like the Arctic tern, make a 25,000 mile round-trip journey every year.
Over half of the Great Barrier Reef is gone. In the past 27 years, major losses have been experienced due to:
Although storms cannot be controlled, there are massive conservation efforts aimed at reducing damage from the other two sources.
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 🙂
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 😉 )