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Oddness for the new year: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 17, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Oddness for the new year: Dec. 17-Jan. 5

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Got vertebrae

Australian sea snake species seen again

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/12/long-gone-australian-sea-snakes-reemerge?et_cid=5015749&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.

Vasa parrots make their own calcium supplements

http://news.discovery.com/animals/parrots-make-their-own-vitamins-151215.htm

Short, free item, image from Discovery

Nope: no vertebrae

8 surprising facts about bacteria

http://biology.about.com/od/bacteriology/ss/8-Surprising-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Bacteria.htm

Complete, free report, images from About Ed.

Sneaky orchid

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2016/01/orchids-give-human-body-odor-attract-mosquitoes

Short, free item, image from Science

Big squid

http://www.upworthy.com/when-a-giant-squid-appeared-in-the-harbor-this-man-grabbed-a-camera-and-jumped-in?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Full, free essay, images, video from Upworthy

The limpet's tongue

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/44786/title/Image-of-the-Day--Rasping-Radula/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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