Falcons Have Natural ‘Eye Makeup’ to Improve Hunting Ability, Scientists Discover

Dark ‘eyeliner’ feathers of peregrine falcons act as sun shields to improve the birds’ hunting ability, a new scientific study suggests. Scientists have long speculated that falcons’ eye markings improve their ability to target fast-moving prey, like pigeons and doves, in bright sunlight. Now research suggests these markings have evolved according to the climate; the […]

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Amazon-backed Rivian confirms plan for second U.S. assembly plant

Amazon.com Inc backed electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive plans to build a second U.S. assembly plant that will also include battery cell production, according to four people familiar with the matter. “While it’s early in an evolving process, Rivian is exploring locations for a second U.S. manufacturing facility,” Rivian spokeswoman Amy Mast said on Thursday. […]

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Conservationists Get a Surprise, Finding Two-Headed Turtle on a South Carolina Beach

Wildlife volunteers inspecting nests at a South Carolina beach stumbled upon an unexpected surprise: a two-headed baby sea turtle. According to South Carolina State Parks, this two-headed loggerhead hatchling is the result of a genetic mutation. The find wasn’t as rare as you might expect: News reports of other two-headed turtle hatchlings appeared in both […]

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