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What the....: Dec. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Jon Jackson and Paul Blumstein

No backbones

Are insects crawling out of your holiday decorations?

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20171206/bugs-in-the-christmas-tree-shake-relax-decorate

Full, free article: Web MD

This decorator crab is ready for Christmas!

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/december/crabs-decorating-behavior-predator/

Press release, image: U. Delaware

Dinosaur tick

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tick-feasted-dino-blood-found-trapped-amber-180967539/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171213-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32244683&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1181709987&spReportId=MTE4MTcwOTk4NwS2

Complete, free report, image, links: Smithsonian

Roundworms in the gut

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1703094?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

The super light weight champion boxer: mantis shrimp

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51065/title/Kung-Fu-Shrimp/&utm_campaign=TS_Daily_Dec%2011-15_Quintiles&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59258721&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-868WTuiBbLRYXZd6_TtvMeJUfkfelcle0WHyZPQsjgaypFh3965UQSLtoH3XhonHVZEXDleNsS33jIOBeh8iSAlbcfOw&_hsmi=59258721

Free video: Scientist

Big things

Biggest bony fish

https://www.livescience.com/61124-worlds-heaviest-bony-fish-found.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171207-ls

Full, free essay, image, links: Live sci.

What is the biggest living thing?

https://www.livescience.com/61116-mule-deer-are-eating-pando.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171207-ls

Full, free story, image, links: Live sci.

The marsupial lion

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-shoutens-marsupial-lion/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-12-14_more-stories

Full, free article, links, image: Sci. Am.

Vertebrates

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer's genome

https://www.biotechniques.com/news/366497

Full, free essay, ref.: BioTechniq.

Why no sea snakes in Atlantic?

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/why-are-there-no-sea-snakes-in-the-atlantic/

Press release, images, video, link: Florida museum

Tool making cockatoo

https://biggeekdad.com/2016/11/cockatoos-making-tools/

Free video: Big geek daddy

Microwave a hard boiled egg: damage your hearing?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/microwaved-hard-boiled-eggs-can-explode-bang-isnt-worst-part

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Sci. news

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