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a sleeping Australian dragon

CATCHING Z’S While sleeping, this Australian dragon (Pogona vitticeps) shows brain wave patterns similar to those of slumbering birds and mammals. 


Like all bearcats, Bok, who lives at Carolina Tiger Rescue in North Carolina, smells of popcorn. Scientists have traced the signature scent to a chemical found in rice and — yes — popcorn. 

male and female peacock

HEY GURRRRL  By watching high-speed video of peacock mating displays, researchers found that a peacock vibrates its feathers in sync and at a high frequency. 

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