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Weird rodent glows under UV light with disco swirls of pink and orange

 Mindy Weisberger at reports new research spotlights colorful springhares — hopping rodents found in parts of Africa, glow pink under UV light.  Springhares,(Image credit: J. Martin and E. Olson, Northland College; from Olson et al. 2021, Scientific Reports) In the scientific world right now, it’s mammals’ time to shine — literally.  Researchers are building a growing (and glowing) list of fluorescent mammals, and a new addition, an endearing jumping rodent called the springhare, just leaped into the spotlight, its brown fur lighting up in swirling disco patterns of pink and orange under ultraviolet (UV) rays. Scientists recently detected springhares’ rosy glow…
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