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Bat-roost? To curb malaria!

110 years ago, one man set out to rid Texas of Malaria - with the help of what was then a very unlikely source......

What makes poison dart frog resistant to their own poison?

Poison dart frogs store Batrachotoxin, a steroidal alkaloid toxin in their skin glands. A single amino acid substitution is responsible for the resistance to their on poison in these frogs.

New ant species discovered with a metal reinforced mouth parts

These predatory ants must have fed on soft bodied animals. When they encounter their prey, their clypeal hairs touch its body. This triggers the sudden closure of mandibles in upward direction. Pointed mandibles now pierce the prey’s body. Using the channels in mandibles, these ants can suck haemolymph (blood) out of the body of prey.
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Sea Snake swallowing a big eel in whole

Video features a banded sea krait swallowing a big whole moray eel as big as it is. This video is taken by a diving instructor...

This deer was shot several years prior and when they dressed it out they...

Take a close look at this, absolutely amazing! This deer was shot with an arrow years ago. Lucky, the shot was not fatal, the...

Giant Beaver, one of the largest known rodents

Giant beaver or Castoroides is an extinct genus of enormous beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene. Giant beavers were much larger than...

Colours of Bioluminesence

Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organisms. Bioluminescence occurs widely in marine vertebrates and invertebrates, as well as in some...
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A fish that walks on its legs

  Chaunax pictus, commonly called as pink frogmouth is a sea toad of the family Chaunacidae. It is found around the world on continental shelves...

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Thorny dragon

Moloch horridus is an Australian lizard, also known as the mountain devil, the thorny lizard, or the moloch. This is the sole species of genus Moloch. Thorny dragon grows up to 20 cm (7.9 in) in length, and it can live for 15 to 20 years. Most of these lizards are coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans. These animals are covered entirely with conical spines that are mostly uncalcified.

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