Posts tagged "science"

Staining Different Tissues: The 'Technicolor' Stickleback

Staining Different Tissues: The 'Technicolor' Stickleback
Science isn’t all serious – sometimes, people like to have a little bit of fun!  And, for this reason, the Technicolor Stickleback was created! This just in: apparently scientists did this for reasons other than making it look like they used crayon’s to color the inside of a fish.  Watching the development of different tissue... Read more »

Turtle With Two Heads: Everything Has More Heads In Texas

Turtle With Two Heads: Everything Has More Heads In Texas
The saying “everything is bigger in Texas” has proved itself true once again.  While the size of these turtles’ heads may not be unusually large, they are large in number – there are two heads on these turtles, and these two turtles share the same body.  (Key fact: we define how many animals are living... Read more »

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 »
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The Peacock Mantis Shrimp Punches Hard Enough To Break Aquarium Glass

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp Punches Hard Enough To Break Aquarium Glass
Shrimp have never been known as powerful creatures, but the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is not an animal that you want to mess with.  (And, for the record, the Peacock Mantis Shrimp is technically a crustacean.) This colorful little guy has two fist-like limbs called “dactyl clubs,” and he can punch aquarium glass hard enough to... Read more »