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Going gray is something most people worry about at some point in their lives. Curiously, birds do not share the same problem, as their plumage always remains a vibrant collage of colors until they die. Scientists have now discovered how this is possible, at least in terms of the Eurasian Jay: It generates its patterns by manipulating the growth of many tiny structures on its feathers, instead of using dyes or pigments that would fade over time.

Going gray is something most people worry about at some point in their lives. Curiously, birds do not share the same problem, as their plumage always remains a vibrant collage of colors until they die. Scientists have now discovered how this is possible, at least in terms of the Eurasian Jay: It generates its patterns by manipulating the growth of many tiny structures on its feathers, instead of using dyes or pigments that would fade over time.

thedinosaurshow:Still confused about ‪‎Brontosaurus‬? You’re not alone. Here’s an overly simplified (yet totally accurate) breakdown!

thedinosaurshow:Still confused about ‪‎Brontosaurus‬? You’re not alone. Here’s an overly simplified (yet totally accurate) breakdown!

The recently discovered ninja lanternshark, 30-50 centimetres can cloak itself by giving off a bluish light that effectively renders it invisible. The inky-black fish already has the camouflage of darkness in the deepsea levels. But it's also covered in photophores — tiny dots that can emit light, cloaking the fish in a bluish glow and making it invisible to prey or predators below

Ninja lanternshark glows in the dark and becomes invisible

The recently discovered ninja lanternshark, 30-50 centimetres can cloak itself by giving off a bluish light that effectively renders it invisible. The inky-black fish already has the camouflage of darkness in the deepsea levels. But it's also covered in photophores — tiny dots that can emit light, cloaking the fish in a bluish glow and making it invisible to prey or predators below

Myrcene: There’s More To Marijuana Than Cannabinoids

Myrcene: There’s More To Marijuana Than Cannabinoids

Deep in a Slovenian cave, a blind salamander – once thought to be a dragon’s offspring – dwells in darkness. Thought to live for more than a century, these creatures reproduce just once or twice every decade, and this particular female has been caught in the act of laying around 60 eggs.

Deep in a Slovenian cave, a blind salamander – once thought to be a dragon’s offspring – dwells in darkness. Thought to live for more than a century, these creatures reproduce just once or twice every decade, and this particular female has been caught in the act of laying around 60 eggs.

Butterflies not only add beauty to our garden but they also provide services of pollinating flowers. During their entire life cycle, butterflies need a variety of plants. To fulfill their needs, yo…

Perennials Which are Loved by Butterflies

Butterflies not only add beauty to our garden but they also provide services of pollinating flowers. During their entire life cycle, butterflies need a variety of plants. To fulfill their needs, yo…

Everything You Wanted to Know About Dinosaur Sex

Everything You Wanted to Know About Dinosaur Sex

By studying dinosaurs' closest living relatives, we are able to uncover their secret mating habits and rituals

Some men are naturally handsome, attracting women with little difficulty. But most have to rely on their wits, charm and the occasional bit of clever ...

Some men are naturally handsome, attracting women with little difficulty. But most have to rely on their wits, charm and the occasional bit of clever ...

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