Thursday, September 23

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Video of the extinct Tasmanian tiger restored to color | Digital Trends Spanish

The Tasmanian tiger, also known as the marsupial wolf or thylacine, was a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that became extinct in the 20th century. Thanks to a record filmed in black and white at the Beaumaris Zoo, Horbart, in December 1933, we know what this missing animal looked like. Now, thanks to an important film editing work, we can see how it looked more real through the same images, but in color. The original video was recorded by Australian zoologist David Fleay and has been colored by an international team. Meanwhile, the new record was shared by the National Sound and Film Archive of Australia (NFSA). This project spent more than 200 hours coloring and was published on the occasion of National Day for Threatened Species in Australia. In f...
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This bat wears a mask for a particular reason | Digital Trends Spanish

This 2020, bats have become more popular and it is not only because of the next premiere of The batman (definitively postponed to 2022). This enigmatic animal has been associated with the genesis of the coronavirus, a pandemic that has the entire planet in check. We are constantly learning more about this creature that amazes us, and recently we have learned of a new species that can use a very appropriate "accessory" for these times. It's about the species Centurio senex, who uses a kind of mask on his face and whose main characteristics and behavior have been detailed in an observational study published in PLOS One. Preliminarily, the mask is thought to be part of a courtship ritual for males. This "accessory" would be incorporated into your face and would be made with excess sk...
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They discover a new species of primate that is already under threat | Digital Trends Spanish

Scientists have identified a new species of primate that lives in the forests of central Burma. It has been called stern iangur and has existed for at least a million years, according to data from the study published in Zoological research. Experts from the German Primate Center and the NGO Fauna and Flora International (FFI) carried out a long investigation to find this small primate, which measures between 50 and 60 centimeters and has a face marked by a tuft of gray hair. The primate discovered belongs to the iangur species (Trachypithecus, according to its scientific name), which is an endemic monkey of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is named after Mount Popa, which is a sacred site built on an ancient volcano in central Burma. In that place, the researchers di...
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This curious clip-shaped creature lived up to 200 years | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of researchers has just presented to the Geological Society of the United States a strange creature that stands out for its shape and for the long period it would have lived. It is an ancient squid-like animal, which had a shell that looked like a 1.5-meter long paperclip and had the capacity to live for approximately 200 years. The diplomoceras maximum is the name of this species, which lived 68 million years ago, that is, it was contemporary with the tyrannosaurus rex. It was an ammonite, a now-extinct group of tentacled cephalopods, and its most striking feature was its distinctive clip-shaped shell. “It's hard not to be fascinated. He's as tall as I am, ”said Linda Ivany of Syracuse University in New York. She and her team discovered that the diplomoceras maximum it wo...
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Ants swallow acid to protect themselves from germs | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of researchers from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany has discovered that ants are able to swallow their own acid to disinfect themselves and their stomachs. The new study published in eLife states that formic acid kills harmful bacteria in the food that the insect eats, thus reducing the risk of disease. In addition, the acid considerably influences the intestinal flora of the ant. This acid is produced in a special gland in the abdomen of numerous species of ants. Through various experiments, the research team was able to show that ants disinfect themselves inside. "When the ants were able to access the acid, their chances of survival increased significantly after eating food enriched with pathogenic bacteria," explains Dr. Simon Tragust. This actio...
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Discover new feature of the surprising platypus | Digital Trends Spanish

The platypus is often said to be one of the strangest animals out there. A study carried out by researchers at Northland College confirms that belief. Research showed that the skin of this endangered species glows green under ultraviolet light. This would be the first observation of biofluorescence in an egg-laying mammal, suggesting that this trait is not as strange as previously thought. Two mammals with this glow-in-the-dark property were previously known, the opossum and the flying squirrel. How did they find out? The researchers studied three specimens of museum platypus, a female and a male from the Chicago Museum of Natural History and a male from the State Museum at the University of Nebraska. In natural light, the fur of the specimens remained brown, however, once it was ...
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They seek to protect the axolotl with this original video game | Digital Trends Spanish

A group of young Mexican entrepreneurs is developing a video game that aims, in addition to entertaining the public, to raise awareness around the axolotl, an endemic amphibian in Mexico that is in danger of extinction. The game is called Axol, has been created by the Ra6tz studio and shows the story of Axi, an axolotl who lives peacefully with his herd until pollution reaches his lake and his family members are kidnapped. From that moment, the axolotl will have to go through different scenarios where it will face the most varied enemies in addition to fulfilling missions. In addition to the ecological purpose, the video game is well influenced by Mexican and pre-Hispanic culture. Ra6tz “We want to expand the culture of Mexico with him. At each level, the protagonist will go throu...