Flowers have the power to change their colour. Japanese scientists have managed to change the petals of a Japanese morning glory from violet to white by isolating a single gene.

Scientists use CRISPR gene-editing technology to alter flower color: Researchers in Japan have used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to…

The female cuckoo has developed some nifty tricks to enhance her success.  Researchers have found that, after laying an egg, the female cuckoo makes a ‘chuckle’ sound that mimics that of a specific predator, distracting the host bird, while they deposit their unusually large egg in their cosy nest. While the sound of a cuckoo bird might pleasantly indicate the time for humans, it leaves some birds flustered and on edge.

Cuckoo call adds another layer of deception

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest The female cuckoo has developed some nifty tricks to enhance her success.  Researchers have found that, after laying an egg, the female cuckoo makes a ‘chuckle’ sound that mimics that of a specific predator, distracting the host bird, while they deposit their unusually large egg in their cosy nest. While the sound of a cuckoo bird might pleasantly indicate the time for humans, it leaves some birds flustered and on edge.  Read more at nature.com

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest The female cuckoo has developed some nifty tricks to enhance her success. Researchers have found that, after laying an egg, the female cuckoo makes a ‘chuckle’ sound that mimics that of a specific predator, distracting the host bird, while they deposit their unusually large egg in their cosy nest. While the sound of a cuckoo bird might pleasantly indicate the time for humans, it leaves some birds flustered and on edge. Read more at nature.com

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest The female cuckoo has developed some nifty tricks to enhance her success.  Researchers have found that, after laying an egg, the female cuckoo makes a ‘chuckle’ sound that mimics that of a specific predator, distracting the host bird, while they deposit their unusually large egg in their cosy nest. While the sound of a cuckoo bird might pleasantly indicate the time for humans, it leaves some birds flustered and on edge.  Read more at nature.com

One flew over the cuckoo’s nest The female cuckoo has developed some nifty tricks to enhance her success. Researchers have found that, after laying an egg, the female cuckoo makes a ‘chuckle’ sound that mimics that of a specific predator, distracting the host bird, while they deposit their unusually large egg in their cosy nest. While the sound of a cuckoo bird might pleasantly indicate the time for humans, it leaves some birds flustered and on edge. Read more at nature.com

Puss in boots or rather cats in space suits.  Cats and other animals have long been part of the human quest to explore and study outer space. Footage from 1947 shows how the US Air Force placed cats and pigeons in a zero-gravity simulated aircraft to study how humans would fare in space. However, the Americans never sent an actual cat into space, the French did. Luckily Fèlicette survived, enabling the scientists to test if her brain was impacted by spaceflight.

How Cats (and Other Good Animals) Helped Pave the Way For Human Spaceflight

TIL the first cat in space was Félicette the Astrocat. On October France launched Félicette aboard Veronique AGI sounding rocket No. She returned just fifteen minutes later, already a decorated heroine for her nation.

Capybaras – that is found in Central and South America – have the unique ability to befriend almost any animal, but there is so much more to learn about this semi aquatic animal.

We Don't Deserve Capybaras

In a world seemingly intent on destroying itself, the humble capybara is a wholesome good

Myrmoteras trap-jaw ants from the East Malaysian rainforest, armed with deadly mandibles, are on the hunt.

Killer Ants Snap Their Spring-Loaded Jaws 700 Times Faster Than You Can Blink

Spring-loaded ant jaws snap shut on prey 700 times faster than you can blink

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