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What's super remarkable is that the birds can make this natural structure under ambient conditions just by existing! Synthetic superblack materials often need extreme temps, UHV conditions, and/or nasty acids, but then Mother Nature has had several million years head start ??— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) January 10, 2018
Near the end, the last dance the male does in front of the female you can see how it's own features disappear when you look at it face on, and reappear to our eye as it turns. Super neat!
Deep in the forests of New Guinea there is a rich variety of life, each more bizarre than the last. One such spectacle is the male Bird of Paradise who appea...