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Strange winter: Jan. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 14, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Strange winter: Jan. 14-21

Thanks to 'net detective Rhonda Fisher

Are these plants?

Zinnia in space!

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0117/Cosmic-first-Zinnia-flower-blooms-aboard-space-station

Complete, free story from Christ. sci. mon.

Pretty algae

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45123/title/Image-of-the-Day--Green-Streams/

Short, free explanation, image from The Scientist

The Onion looks at higher ed.

http://chronicle.com/article/The-13-Best-Onion-/234957?cid=trend_au&elq=6c43f42e287d4ceea878ce274f8bdc8b&elqCampaignId=2243&elqaid=7559&elqat=1&elqTrackId=df6290aca9c3404ab64d57b3814ab1fd

Full, free list, links from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Some creatures!

Six smart animals

http://www.upworthy.com/kokos-not-alone-here-are-5-other-animals-that-are-almost-as-smart-as-humans?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Complete, free report, images, links from Upworthy

Lotta lizard: Titanosaurus

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/122-foot-titanosaur-staggeringly-big-dino-barely-fits-into-museum/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20160115

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

Insects

Giant walking-stick rediscovered

http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Complete, free report, images, video from NPR

The moth's tongue

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45077/title/Image-of-the-Day--Sensory-Straw/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Yikes: bugs in the house!

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/01/house-creepy-crawlies-close-100-arthropod-species-found-us-home?et_cid=5064576&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5064576&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f01%2fhouse-creepy-crawlies-close-100-arthropod-species-found-us-home%3fet_cid%3d5064576%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. tech.

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