The blue-throated hillstar is a striking hummingbird. It’s also critically endangered.
Scientists used optical illusions to study the unlikely way these birds work.
Step 1: Catch bird. Step 2: Eat brain. Step 3: Decapitate.
Their ability to detect motions from all directions while flying at high speeds makes them a great candidate for podracing.
If you like food, you should care that 40 percent of species of bees and invertebrate pollinators are facing extinction, along with 16 percent of pollinators with backbones, like hummingbirds.