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The living world: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 8, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The living world: Sept. 6-13

Vertebrates

The pig-footed bandicoot

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-pig-footed-bandicoot/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160909

Short, free story, ref., images from Sci. Am.

A dolphin conversation?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/09/researchers-record-dolphin-conversation-revealing-possible-spoken-language?et_cid=5544167&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5544167&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Newly-named reptile from 212 years ago

https://peerj.com/articles/2336.pdf

Full, free story, images, linked cites. from Peerj.

Bacteria

Extremophile bacteria destroying RMS Titanic

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/09/extremophile-bacteria-will-eat-away-wreck-titanic-2030?et_cid=5531290&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5531290&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Bacteria in hydraulic fracking fluid at 2.5 km down

http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016146

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

Whatever floats your boat!

Thimble jellyfish floating by

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47007/title/Image-of-the-Day--Jellyfish-in-the-Sun/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=34141120&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8pePcu8RpxUf1lwoZ2hjUS3DDoCst067tBf8UG19IZsMwBKV2zTtdwFZ9MNNSAXjrgDcE8IQsnd0BAWL26d7PHGFcBlA&_hsmi=34141120

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

How come the brilliant bum?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tiny-structures-give-peacock-spider-its-radiant-rump?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=3cf89a9882-editors_picks_week_of_090516_9_10_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-3cf89a9882-104716021

Short, free note, links, image from Sci. news

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