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Interesting January: Jan. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Interesting January: Jan. 21-28

New and old reptiles

The warm-blooded lizard of South America

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2074982-first-warm-blooded-lizards-switch-on-mystery-heat-source-at-will/

Full, free article, links, image, additional reading from New sci.

Just how fast was that Tyranid?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/01/figuring-out-dinosaurs-speed?et_cid=5078466&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5078466&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f01%2ffiguring-out-dinosaurs-speed%3fet_cid%3d5078466%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Full, free story from R&D mag.

Yes there were dragons in Wales!

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/01/meet-dracoraptor-ancient-theropod-unearthed-wales?et_cid=5068101&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5068101&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f01%2fmeet-dracoraptor-ancient-theropod-unearthed-wales%3fet_cid%3d5068101%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

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

Huge ancient crocodile from Tunisia

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/01/largest-prehistoric-marine-crocodile-discovered-tunisia?et_cid=5068119&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5068119&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f01%2flargest-prehistoric-marine-crocodile-discovered-tunisia%3fet_cid%3d5068119%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. tech.

Other vertebrates

Zebra stripes: hiding from predators? Not so much

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0145679

Full, free article, images, linked citations from PLoS One

The mighty kick of the secretary birds

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35400385

Complete, free report, images, video from BBC

No backbones

Alien life? Microscopic and extinct?

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/01/alien-life-likely-extinct-and-microbial-researchers-say?et_cid=5068867&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5068867&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f01%2falien-life-likely-extinct-and-microbial-researchers-say%3fet_cid%3d5068867%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Speaking of tapeworms

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1504801?query=TOC

Free, short note, image from New Engl. j. med.

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