Puffin beaks glow in the dark. We know that because a scientist having a "'troubling' time in the lab" one day decided to shine a UV light on a puffin carcass in the dark. Ok, it wasn't an entirely random, whimsical, weird thing to do. It turns out there are other birds with fluorescent beaks. Now the question is whether live puffins are as brilliantly wired as dead ones. Field trip! (via CBC)
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