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Mucus on chameleon’s tongue tip is 400 times stickier than human saliva

Mucus on chameleon’s tongue tip is 400 times stickier than human saliva

Chameleons are blessed with an impressive biological arsenal, including color-changing camouflage, panoramic vision and ability to wait until prey comes in its catch zone. Now, a new research has detailed on its tongue-lashing prowess.

International researchers have carried out the study to know about as to how chameleons capture their prey. As per the researchers, chameleons can capture preys that are 30% heavier than them. Credit for the same goes to the mucus present at the tip of a chameleon’s tongue.

Venus has an ‘Electric Wind’ that may have stripped it of its oceans

Venus has an ‘Electric Wind’ that may have stripped it of oceans

What we know about planet Venus? It is the second planet from the sun and rotates in the opposite direction to most of the planets. In addition, it looks like a yellow-orange object lurking in the universe. What’s more? NASA has found an interesting thing about it. A study by the agency stated that the planet is with an ‘electric wind’ that stripped Venus of water.

Coast of Cape Cod welcomes 13-foot Great White Shark ‘Scratchy’

Coast of Cape Cod welcomes 13-foot Great White Shark ‘Scratchy’

Coast of Cape Cod has a visitor: a 13-foot great white shark. The beast is Scratchy, which got the name due to scratches on its body. With its arrival, the male shark has kicked off shark season in the area.

Scratchy is the first great white shark spotted this season, as per a report of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy. Researchers came to know about the creature when they noticed tag on its body. It was tagged in 2014, and the animal still has the tag on it.

Wildlife Officials capture and treat Geese entangled in Fishing line near Helena

Wildlife Officials capture and treat Geese entangled in Fishing line near Helena

State wildlife officials act as life-saver for a pair of geese that became tangled in fishing line near Helena. After finding geese in trouble, the officials captured them, removed the line and treated them. Now, they are absolutely fine and swimming easily.

The pair was seen tangled at Spring Meadow Lake, as per the officials. In a statement on Friday, Wildlife and Parks wildlife rehab center manager Lisa Rhodin said the pair of geese evaded capture for more than one month before they were captured on Friday. They were caught using net cannon.

DARPA Launches New Project to Help Commanders

DARPA Launches New Project to Help Commanders

DARPA is planning to build a flight deck that is considered to be necessary to deal with future possible hostilities in space. The agency reveals that commanders supervising the extremely vital space assets of the nation are facing difficulties due to numerous objects in the orbit, including conventional geostationary satellites, low-earth-orbit constellations and several other junk.

ESO detects more hot Jupiters in Messier 67 than expected

ESO detects more hot Jupiters in Messier 67 than expected

Messier 67 is the one of the oldest open clusters known to man today, but not older than our solar system. Recently, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) found that there exist more hot Jupiters in this cluster of the stars than thought before. Hot Jupiters are a class of exoplanets that are similar to the size of the Jupiter, but have very short orbital radii.

Trip to Jupiter: Juno spacecraft is on Schedule for July 4 Rendezvous

Trip to Jupiter: Juno spacecraft is on Schedule for July 4 Rendezvous

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft is just a few days away from its rendezvous with Jupiter, largest planet in the solar system. According to the US space agency, the probe will reach its destination on July 4. During its mission, it will peep through the Jupiter’s clouds and try to figure out how the gas giant formed and evolved.

Jupiter is known for its harsh radiation environment. When the NASA probe will be near the environment, it main engine will be switched on to slow down the craft by about 1,200 mph so that it could enter an orbit around the planet.

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