So Apparently Platypuses Glow in the Dark
93462 So Apparently Platypuses Glow in the Dark

So Apparently Platypuses Glow in the Dark




SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to https://Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. Of all the weird animals that exist in the world, platypuses are up there with the weirdest, and last year scientists discovered something even more peculiar about their fur: it glows! What may be even more strange, though, is how little we know about this new illumination! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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The mystery behind a scorpion’s glow


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A blue-green glow adds to platypuses’ long list of bizarre features


https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-05586-5 Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trirachodon.jpg
Platypus specimen images courtesy of J. Martin, Northland College, in Anich et al. 2020

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