@cydbeer Husband: If anyone else whines they have to go right to bed! Me: Ugh my pants are too tight. My feet are cold. Everyone is being too loud. Kids: Ha! Mom has to go to bed! Me: Goodnight, suckers.
FOCUS: NATURE 'An octopus can "taste by touch" thanks to suction-cup-like suckers along each of Its tentacles. But how does that work? Researchers have found that novel family of sensors in the first layer of cells inside the cups has adapted to react and detect molecules that don't dissolve well in water. 'The fur of Australle's unique Platypus glows green under ultraviolet light, so it joins an clite club that Includes flying 'squirrels and opossums. It Is the first observation of blofluorescence In an egg- laying mammal (monotreme), suggesting, the researchers 'say, that this tralt may not be as rare as previously thought. 06 'The dlabolical Ironciad beetle can 'endure an appiled force at least 39,000 times Its body welght before Its exoskeleton begins to fracture. Its secret, researchers have discovered, Is connective suture designed much like a jigsaw puzzle that helps distribute an applied force more 'evenly throughout the body. Birds can fly easily in high winds, and now Lily the British barn ow! has revealed why. Using high-speed, video-based surface reconstruction, computed tomography scans, and computational fluld dynamics, team of engineers and veterinarians discovered that she "relected" gusts 'through wing morphing - changing the shape and posture of her wings. Honeybees can be trained 'to favour specific crops. In process similar to letting a dog sniff an Item to pick up a 'scent, Argentinian researchers fed them food with odours 'that mimicked sunflowers 'then monitored thelr foraging behaviours. They learned to visit sunflowers more often, and brought back more pollen. ty 'The number of tentacies, or arms, that a sea 'anemone has depends on how much food it has eaten, researchers have dlscovered. The genetic code may determine how many legs humans have, but for predatory marine animals of the order Actiniaria It's all about consumption. And It continues throughout thelr lives. Black imported fire ants have been seen using an unlikely tool to avold drowning when foraging for liquld food. Researchers from China and the US say they create 'a sand structure that acts as a 'siphon, drawing liquld food out of a container instead of directly foraging on the water's surface.