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Current oddities: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Current oddities: July 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne and Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Bugs!

Venomous critters

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-books-deliver-double-dose-venomous-animal-facts?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=2397a847fe-Latest_From_Science_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-2397a847fe-104716021

A review from Sci. news

Wasp zombifies cockroach

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/venom-watch-a-wasp-take-control-of-a-cockroach-s-brain-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160720

Short note, video from Sci. Am.

Germ turns African queen against her sons: evolution?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/tiny-microbe-turns-tropical-butterfly-male-killer?et_cid=5402862&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5402862&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2ftiny-microbe-turns-tropical-butterfly-male-killer%3fet_cid%3d5402862%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Hot blooded!

Philosopher ducks?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097527-meet-the-philosopher-ducklings-that-indulge-in-abstract-thought/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-2107-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Full, free essay, links, video from New sci.

Primates prefer their nectar with alcohol

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/some-primates-prefer-nectar-bigger-alcohol-kick

Complete, free report, images, links from Sci. news

Not so warm

Newly-discovered pit viper

http://today.ucf.edu/ucf-led-team-discovers-new-venomous-snake/

Press release, images from U. Cent. Fla.

Amazing marine worms

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/03/worms/

Images from website

Third partner in lichen mutualism?

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0724/In-lichen-s-symbiotic-pairing-a-third-partner

Complete, free report, links from Christ. sci. monit.

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