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A First: Lizard Births Live Young AND Lays Eggs

In Australia is a unique animal, a lizard known as a three-toed skink. It is one of the very few vertebrate animals that both lays eggs and gives birth to live young, and in a recent strange discovery a pregnant skink was for the first time observed to use both methods in the same litter. … Continue reading

Why Mole Rats Don’t Get Cancer + Total Cure for Human Cancer (Claim)

How do the only mammals that don’t get cancer pull off this biological trick? Scientists have figured it out and are working to use this knowledge to help fight human cancers. The trick they use is a “suicidal protein, called interferon beta” which quickly kills precancerous cells and their damaged neighbors. … Blind mole rats  … Continue reading

Video: Monkeys Ride a Giant Rodent

Isn’t it a nice surprise when you discover a large animal different from all the other’s you’ve ever seen … and it is real? Yes, there really are ROUS’s Rodents of Unusual Size and as you can see in the video below, they don’t mind if a few squirrel monkeys hitch a capybara-back ride. A … Continue reading

First Direct Imaging of DNA Fibers’ Double Helix

Isn’t it strange that you are made up of perhaps 37.2 trillion cells, almost all of which have a copy of your complete DNA? Here is a first direct image of DNA, the physical structure that holds the instructions used to make you. That dark line in the image is stretched out DNA. The double … Continue reading

Poisonous Frogs with Fluorescent Heads

A strange unique feature of some small Brazilian amphibians was recently discovered: natural fluorescence. In the Brazilian Atlantic forest, pumpkin toadlets (Brachycephalus ephippium) are tiny, brightly-colored, and poisonous frogs. Seen by day, they walk around the forest producing soft buzzing calls in search of a mate. Interestingly, Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte discovered not only that Brachycephalus … Continue reading

Three Babies from Two Wombs in One Woman

About one in every million women has two uteruses. A woman in Bangladesh, 20 year old Arifa Sultana Iti, has this biological condition, uterus didelphys, but it was unknown to her and further, strangely, was not detected when she had a normal birth of a baby boy. Then, under a month after her first birth, … Continue reading

Do Bacteria Living in the Sky Control Earth’s Weather?

Here’s a true strange fact: there are bacteria living in clouds. Somehow, in extreme cold water droplets which are chemically challenging, these hearty organisms carry on living. Not only that, but some researchers believe that bacteria living in the sky have major effects on our weather. How is that possible? Some of what sky bacteria … Continue reading

Mongooses talk like us

Here is a strange fact: We may have more in common with mongooses than most people know. According to some research these social animals seem to have “names” and they may keep eachother informed about their activities with vocalizations. In old Indian traditions throughout parts of Eurasia, there is a belief that the mongoose is … Continue reading

Body Language Trumps Face for Conveying Intense Emotions

If you are trying to understand a confusing situation involving humans, it is very useful to observe body language. Large body movements, tenseness, swaying and fidgeting are very instructive even beyond facial expressions according to research: Be it triumph or crushing defeat, exhilaration or agony, body language more accurately conveys intense emotions, according to recent … Continue reading

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