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What is that thing?

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sizzlin' summer: July 31-Aug.7


Mean orchid!

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


Meet fluffy, the deer killer!

Full, free blog, images from
Sci. Am.

Mom octopus broods eggs 53 months

Complete, free report, image, video from Sci. Am.

Wow: July 24-31

Marvelous mollusca

Not clammed up!

Short, free note, image from
The Scientist

Octopus: be careful!

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.


What about electric fish?

Full, free essay, image, reference from

Jealous Fido!

Complete, free report from

I never thought it possible: July 17-24


Who is the best sniffer among mammals? Surprise!

Complete, free essay, links from

Moose drool saves its hooves!

Full, free report, links from
New Sci.

Tremendous turtle

Press release, image from NSF

No backbones

Parasite flees flea

Free short note, videos from
New Engl. j. Med.

Big bug

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Wonderful life: July 10-17
Thanks this week to 'net detective Vuvi Nguyen

Comparisons between the World Cup and the Ph.D.

Free website

Elephant dung beetles do their thing to music

Free video from
The Scientist

Don't forget to take your moth to lunch: Moth Week!

Short, free item, links, images from
Sci. Am.

Ancient arachnid locomotion

Complete, free report from BBC News

Jumpin' July: July 3-10

Big bird

Newspaper story

Mosquitoes smell malaria carriers

Newspaper story

No legs

The "brain" of a comb jelly

Full, free article, image from BioTechniq.

Jeepers, it's summer: June 26-July 3
Watch the light show of the disco clam

Complete, free article, video (with music!), image from R&D Mag.

It's slime mold time!

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Have you seen the micrograph display at Dulles airport?

Free website from NIH

This is GREAT news: June 19-26

Why sex is good for you

Full, free diagram from The Upworthiest

Yikes: June 12-19

The whale's vagina

Full, free blog, images, links from
Sci. Am.

Who's the best dad of all?

Press release, image from NSF

Giardia line this gerbil's intestines

Short explanation, SEM from The Scientist

June is jumping: June 5-12

8-legged wonders

Sperm plugging spiders

Brief explanation, image from
The Scientist

"Mitey" interesting

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

4 legs is enough to scare the pants off me!

Yes: I know, you needed a nightmare this evening. So here it is:

Free, full article, images from Sci. Am.

Silly season: May 29-June 5
Thanks this week to 'net detective Krista Rompolski

Squirrel tissue in the buttock

Short, free note from
Medpage Today

15 million year old tick may have carried Lyme disease

Full, free item, image from LiveScience

Time of wonder: May 22-29

You want cute? Try the pygmy anteater

Complete, free story, images, links, video from
Sci. Am.

Dried human tears magnified

Full, free report, images from The Smithsonian

Mysterious May: May 15-22

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
The world's oldest sperm

Full, free article, image from NBC News

The smart honey badger

Free video from website

The Megalonyx that never was

Complete, free blog, images, links from
Sci. Am.

Will this be the largest dinosaur ever?

Newspaper story, image

What the heck: May 8-15

Very vertebrate

Sex? No thanks--the strange life of those lizards

Full, free report, links, image from
Sci. Am.

Six legs and loving it!

The tongue of the moth

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

 Insects: yummo--let's have dinner!

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.

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