Grounding Dengue and the Secret Fish-Eye UV View
We explore the secret messages that fish send in ultra-violet and a genetic trick to stop Dengue getting off the ground in this Naked Scientists NewsFlash. Plus, the giant shark munching through shellfish in cretaceous seas, and the alien star clusters invading our galaxy!
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Healthy coral reefs come packed with colourful fish and a new study reveals that the some fish send out private messages using patterns of ultra violet light that us humans – and many other animals – can’t see.
Researchers in Oxford and California have found a way to stop female mosquitoes from growing wings, keeping them grounded and stopping the spread of diseases like Dengue fever.
New fossil evidence suggests there were gigantic sharks lurking in Cretaceous seas, around 90 million years ago, but they weren’t terrifying monsters – these sluggish fish probably sat about on the seafloor, munching on shellfish.
One quarter of the star clusters in our galaxy may, in fact, be aliens, according to a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.