Study: Glassfrogs Hide Red Blood Cells in Their Liver to Achieve Transparency

Study: Glassfrogs Hide Red Blood Cells in Their Liver to Achieve Transparency

Transparency in animals is a complex form of camouflage involving mechanisms that reduce the scattering and absorption of light throughout the organism. Many species have evolved transparency, but it is particularly challenging for vertebrates because red blood cells attenuate light. In a new study, researchers from Duke University and elsewhere found that glassfrogs are able […]

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Thousands of Bats in Houston Needed Rescuing From Freezing Temps, Hundreds Released Today

Thousands of Bats in Houston Needed Rescuing From Freezing Temps, Hundreds Released Today

Roughly 2,000 bats are still recovering after suffering hypothermic shock during last week’s freeze that sent them falling from the Waugh Bridge. 

Today, however, hundreds of them will be released back into nature. 

On Friday, just two days before Christmas, Houston, much like the rest of the country, got smacked with winter weather that included […]

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