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A new study from Vanderbilt University shows that the electric eel’s electroshock system bears a remarkable resemblance to a Taser.
Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.
Forget the old folk tales about snakes hypnotizing their prey - the tentacled snake from South East Asia has developed a more effective technique.
Furry mammals called water shrews are frighteningly efficient hunters despite their mini-mouse size, able to hunt prey day and night equally well. New high-speed videos show the water shrew relies on water movement, prey shape and smell to nab fish in the blink of an eye at night.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.