Friday, August 31, 2012

Venus the cat with dramatic two faced fur color

This cat named Venus has a mix of half black and half orange fur color on her face in addition to blue and green eyes. The term calico-tortoise is used to describe this unique fur color. Venus has captured attention world wide through You tube and Facebook.She even has a facebook account: 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

You are what you eat: The ants abdomens show exactly the color of what they've been eating

Scientist Dr. Mohamed Babu from Mysore captured some stunning pictures of ants sipping on coloured-sugar drops and the ants' semi-transparent abdomens changing colour. The saying 'you are what you eat' is true for these insects. Mohamed Babu set up the photographs after his wife, Shameem, showed him some ants had turned white after drinking spilt milk. He gave the creatures the brightly coloured sugar drops and watched as their transparent stomachs matched the food they were eating. By placing them on a paraffin base the drops kept their shape when touched by the ants. Some of the ants even wandered from one colour to another, creating new combinations in their bodies. The 53-year-old discovered the ants preferred lighter colours such as yellow and green.

Rest In Peace Moon's Mystery Man : Neil Armstrong

An undated image of US astronaut Neil Armstrong. - AFP PHOTO/NASA
Associated Press/NASA - Neil Armstrong (AP Photo/NASA)

The famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon has died at the age of 82, following complications from cardiovascular surgery. His remarkable first words upon stepping on the lunar surface. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Armstrong commanded the historic landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon  in 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century's scientific expeditions and becoming the 1st man to walk on the moon. But the pioneer, who received  numerous US honors, was never comfortable with his own fame, shying away from the limelight. Armstrong and his fellow astronaut  Buzz collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs.

Neil Armstrong studied for Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue University in Indians and pursued Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California. In 1955, Armstrong joined ,the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator and later NASA over the next 17 years. After retirement in 1971, he lectured aerospace engineering at University of Cincinnati

Armstrong's family had a simple request to the public in memory of his life. "Honour his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

World's Ugliest Dog

Much recently, in June 2012, XinXiang Chinese residents were left terrified after spotting a bizarre creature that looks like a genetically modified pig or a strangely coloured mini-horse. The creature had strange-coloured skin and hairless body also slightly resembling a pig convincing the residents that it could be a mistake of genetic experiment. However, police discovered that the creature is actually a very expensive breed of dog called a Chinese crested hairless dog. The alien breed is known to regularly feature as a contender in the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest held in California. In 2011, A Chinese crested dog named Yoda had won the World's Ugliest Dog contest  with $1,000 and a trophy 15 times her size after she was officially celebrated as the World's Ugliest Dog. 
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