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Strange March: March 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 4, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Strange March: March 4-11

No backbones

15 different photoreceptors in butterfly's eyes

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/03/stunning-15-shades-photoreceptor-found-butterfly-eyes?et_cid=5166246&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5166246&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fstunning-15-shades-photoreceptor-found-butterfly-eyes%3fet_cid%3d5166246%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from R&D mag.

New octopus species: Casper

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/casper-the-friendly-deep-sea-octopus-who-s-entirely-new-to-science/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20160307

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

The hydra's mouth

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/03/09/Tiny-hydra-rips-its-face-apart-to-open-its-mouth/1001457472512/

Short, free item, image, link from UPI

Vertebrates

Religion in chimpanzees?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2079630-what-do-chimp-temples-tell-us-about-the-evolution-of-religion/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-1003-GLOB&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNSAL

Complete, free report, images, links from New sci.

12 meter croc extinct, turtles come back

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1826/20152840

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from Proc. roy. soc. B

Not animals

See Death Valley bloom!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/death-valley-super-bloom-is-a-rare-desert-wildflower-show/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160310

Free video from Sci. Am.

A fungus among us: oldest land life

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/boj.12389/full

Complete, free report, linked citations, images from Bot. j. Linn. soc.

Seed banking to determine plant evolution

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/5-million-u-s-seeds-banked-for-resurrection-experiment/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160310

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

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