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A Drop Of Water On A Butterfly Wing: Penn Researchers Move Forward

A Drop Of Water On A Butterfly Wing: Penn Researchers Move Forward
This picture is an incredible exhibition of nature’s natural properties.  Butterfly wings are extremely hydrophobic, meaning that they repel water.  They are also “iridescent,” something that many people associate with changing colors when an object is viewed from different angles.  (I’m sure that you have experienced this phenomenon before.)  But, the truth is, this isn’t... Read more »

Polyeuctes Swallowtail: Animal Of The Week

Polyeuctes Swallowtail: Animal Of The Week
This week’s animal is a stunning butterfly that lives a world away from Chicago.  The Polyeuctes Swallowtail flits around in the forests of Nepal, Laos, and Vietnam and is not an extremely uncommon sight to see when strolling among the trees.  Equipped with a beautifully shaped and colored tail, this critter is one of the... Read more »

Animal of The Week: Black and Red Broadbill

Animal of The Week: Black and Red Broadbill
A bird is a sharp turn from our usual lineup of weird animals that you would only see in science fiction, but the Black and Red Broadbill is extraordinary despite being a member of the bird family. Its bill is exceptionally large for its size and is a characteristic turquoise on top and pale yellow... Read more »
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Animal of The Week: Painted Frogfish

Animal of The Week: Painted Frogfish
The Painted Frogfish is a very unique type of fish indeed.  A subspecies of the Frogfish, it is classified as a specific type of anglerfish and can be found in most tropical oceans.  (Although it does not reside in the Mediterranean Sea, it can be found off the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and... Read more »

Animal of The Week: European Starling

Animal of The Week: European Starling
The European Starling is a beautiful, though relatively common, bird that lives in Europe and western Asia.  It is called “Spreeuw” in Dutch, and has a relatively small wingspan: 31-44 cm.  It generally travels in large flocks and feeds on insects as well as seeds and whatever else it can find.  The European Starling’s scientific... Read more »

Animal Of The Week: The Langur Monkey

Animal Of The Week: The Langur Monkey
The Langur Monkey is actually a relatively broad term, but it was difficult for me to find exactly which specific type of Langur Monkey was shown in the picture. These monkeys live primarily in Southern Asia and are considered to be Old World Monkeys.  (They’ve been here for a long… long… time.)  They are very... Read more »
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