‘Ears Like a Bat?’ – Not the Best Anymore!

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Yes, Bats have incredible hearing, the best of any mammal, but it turns out that one of their favorite prey has developed even more sensitive hearing to elude its main predator – the common bat.

Meet the Greater Wax Moth.

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A native of Eurasia, the moth was introduced some time ago in North America, and bats find them very tasty both locations.

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde discovered that the greater wax moth is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz – the highest recorded frequency sensitivity of any animal in the natural world.

Humans are only capable of hearing sounds of 20kHz maximum, dropping to around 12-15kHz as we age, and even dolphins, known exponents of ultrasound, can’t compete as their limitations are around 160kHz.

The research, conducted at the University’s Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering, has identified the extraordinary sensory characteristics of the moth, paving the…

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Havana Street Art 7

"I do wander everywhere"

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I approached this sculpture from the rear and had no idea what it was, except that it made an interesting composition with the lamp post, the cars and the fort across the harbour.  The pedestrian and the runner were a bonus.

Imagine my surprise when I got to the other side…

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For more Havana Street sculpture look here, or at any of my other recent Thursday posts.

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ROA in Indonesia

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Recent monochrome murals by Belgian artist ROA.

Both pieces were created for the Tropical Festival. The first one is located in the city of Sanur, where ROA created a local animal echidna. This animal sometimes known as spiny anteaters belongs to the family Tachyglossidae in the monotreme order of egg-laying mammals.
The Echidna can be found at Rumah Sanur on Jl. Danau Poso No.51A while the egg (the second piece) can be seen on Jalan Rayan Canggu No.58.

roa_bali ~ By ROA ~ Photo and info: streetartnews.net

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Miss You

Judy Tulloch Artist

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I keep finding gifts in the op shop for the mysterious woman in the wide brimmed who is  spray painted on the wall of a building in Casablanca. She has now taken up temporary residence on my bookshelf. A frame, a heart, a mirror and a flower surround her like a shrine.  Her creator painted a rose and a heart ever so deftly in the left hand corner of his homage to his absent love.

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Jarus – New Mural in Gothenburg

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Aerosol artist Jarus recently made his way out to Sweden to paint a gigantic piece for the Artscape Festival in Gothenburg. The globetrotting muralist went sky high to paint a stunning photorealistic piece of a woman tying her hair.

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Portraits of Genius Dominate the Emmy Nonfiction Field — Variety

Examining one amazing life defines this year’s lauded non-fiction contenders. In the documentary or nonfiction special category, all the nominees are films about one hyper-creative person. Although the groundbreaking artists have died, in various ways they all participated in the making of their respective nonfiction portrait. The Emmy-nominated makers of “Listen to Me Marlon” (Showtime),……

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Do you live in the best city in the UK? (It’s not London) — Metro

Manchester is better than London for liveability (Picture: Alamy)Manchester is a better place to live than London, according to annual rankings of cities around the globe. The capital held its place as the 53rd most liveable city in the world, but was 10 places behind Manchester, due to the increased threat of terrorism and petty…

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Blu – New Mural in Porto Torres

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Muralist BLU recently made his way out to Sardinia where he painted another brilliant piece where he was invited by the C.S.O.A. Pangea Posthudorra collective. The Italian artist worked away on a giant surreal portrait on the streets of Porto Torres that is broken up into puzzle pieces and features little figures soaring and falling throughout.

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‘Flying Bum’ Takes to the Skies

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