Quantcast

Oddities News Archive - December 14, 2012

Insects Found To Have Similar Hearing System To That Of Dolphins

Scientists have discovered a hearing system component previously thought to be unique to toothed whales – such as dolphins – in insects.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
Related