Ultraviolet TV could provide a better understanding of animals’ vision

Unlike us, many animals can see ultraviolet light. If you’re using a video screen to study their visual perception, therefore, that screen really ought to work in the UV spectrum – and a new one does exactly that.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: … Continue reading Ultraviolet TV could provide a better understanding of animals’ vision

World-first lab-grown rib-eye steak demonstrates new 3D bioprinting tech

A little over two years after Israel-based start-up Aleph Farms unveiled the world’s first lab-grown steak, the company has now revealed a much more complex, thick-cut rib-eye steak. Cultivated using a novel 3D bioprinting technology, the company sugge… Continue reading World-first lab-grown rib-eye steak demonstrates new 3D bioprinting tech

Newly discovered “nano-chameleon” is world’s smallest known reptile

The newly discovered Nano-Chameleon (Brookesia nana) is the smallest known reptile in the world

A tiny new species of chameleon has been discovered, and it seems to be the smallest reptile in the world. Known as Brookesia nana, or the nano-chameleon, the petite species can perch on a fingertip and may have the smallest adult males of any vertebrate.

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Square sausages anyone? Scientists uncover mechanics of cubed wombat poo

Wombats are the only animal in the world known to produce cubic poo. Until a few years ago it was assumed the feces was moulded into a square shape on its way out of the animal, but some robust research published in 2018 finally solved the mystery. It … Continue reading Square sausages anyone? Scientists uncover mechanics of cubed wombat poo

Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Satellites have offered scientists a powerful new tool when it comes to tracking endangered wildlife, with the movements of tagged animals able to be monitored with great precision. A new technology promises to expand the possibilities even further, wi… Continue reading Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Satellites have offered scientists a powerful new tool when it comes to tracking endangered wildlife, with the movements of tagged animals able to be monitored with great precision. A new technology promises to expand the possibilities even further, wi… Continue reading Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

First dinosaur butt discovered and described in (too much) detail

Paleontologists have found and described what may be the last dinosaur body part we didn’t know anything about – the butthole. Better yet, it seems like it might have evolved to look and yes, even smell, nice to suitors.Continue ReadingCategory: Scienc… Continue reading First dinosaur butt discovered and described in (too much) detail

First dinosaur butt discovered and described in (too much) detail

Paleontologists have found and described what may be the last dinosaur body part we didn’t know anything about – the butthole. Better yet, it seems like it might have evolved to look and yes, even smell, nice to suitors.Continue ReadingCategory: Scienc… Continue reading First dinosaur butt discovered and described in (too much) detail

“Spectacular” new species of orange bat discovered in West Africa

Scientists working in the West African country of Guinea have discovered a new orange-furred species of bat. The rare discovery came while conducting field surveys in the isolated Nimba Mountain range.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Bat… Continue reading “Spectacular” new species of orange bat discovered in West Africa

Snakes spotted forming “lassos” to climb in surprising new videos

Scientists have observed snakes using an entirely unknown way of getting around. Brown tree snakes in Guam have been spotted climbing objects by wrapping themselves into a never-before-seen “lasso” shape.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Snakes, A… Continue reading Snakes spotted forming “lassos” to climb in surprising new videos