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April antics: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015

April antics: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Parrots call help, save themselves from burning house

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3045731/Firefighters-respond-calls-Help-burning-home-two-PARROTS.html

Free video from Daily Mail

Gender differences in Stegosaurus

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42778/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stegosaurus-Sex-Differences/

Short explanation, images from The Scientist


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Oh my: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oh my: April 16-23

thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Which came first? Chicken or egg?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a8pI65emDE&feature=youtu.be

Video from website

Collection of nature videos

http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003584880/dancing-droplets.html?playlistId=100000002331748

Free from The New York Times


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April oddities: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April oddities: April 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Tom Lehman

The eye of the spider

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42572/title/A-Spider-s-Eye-View/

Short, free item, video from The Scientist

Dancing skeletons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejZUaaMxRfo&feature=youtu.be

Free video from YouTube

The mouse possum is the farmers' friend!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tiny-opossum-could-be-farmers-friend/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150410

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Welcome back Brontosaurus!

http://www.wired.com/2015/04/scientists-say-time-reinstate-brontosaurus/

Complete, free report from Wired



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Not April Fool's: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Not April Fool's: April 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

"Here be dragons"

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v520/n7545/full/520042a.html

Hoax article, images, reference for April 1 from Nature

Animal oddities

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/the-8-oddest-freaks-of-nature-showcased-in-life-at-the-limits-slide-show/

Free slide show from Sci. Am.

The real Pinocchio!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42596/title/Image-of-the-Day--Social--Pinocchio-/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The health aspects of cat ownership

http://www.upworthy.com/here-are-a-few-brilliant-ways-cats-are-secretly-helping-their-owners-live-healthier-lives?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Complete, free report from The Upworthiest


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The beauty of nature: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The beauty of nature: March 26-April 2

Pikas are sooo cute!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2015/03/26/rare-ili-pika-photographed-for-the-first-time-in-20-years/

Complete, free report, video, image from Sci. Am.

Motherhood in the Mesozoic

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42570/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mesozoic-Mom/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Zombies are everywhere! Really.

http://www.upworthy.com/these-tiny-creatures-are-some-of-the-scariest-living-things-on-earth?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Short, free item, images, video from The Upworthiest


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Are we ready for these: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are we ready for these: March 19-26

No backbones

Maggots in the nose

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1403473?query=TOC

Short, free item, images, video from New Engl. j. Med.

Vampire crabs

http://www.livescience.com/50183-vampire-crabs-origins-java.html

Complete, free report, image from LiveScience

Should we call it an Archea-phage?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=134312&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1

Full, free item, links, image from NSF

Yes: backbones

Darwin's kids made sketches on ms of Origin of the Species

http://www.amnh.org/our-research/darwin-manuscripts-project/featured-collections/children-s-drawings-stories2

Drawings at this site of Am. Museum Nat. Hist.

A seadragon newly discovered

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2015/03/24/ahoy-thar-be-a-new-seadragon-in-the-briny-deep/

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

Yikes: a two-legged crocodile!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fearsome-croc-called-carolina-butcher-once-ruled-north

Brief, free note, image, link to original article from Sci. News


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The oddness never ceases: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The oddness never ceases: March 12-19

Two legs, sort of

Abominable? Nope: just a bear!

http://www.livescience.com/50148-yeti-genetics-questioned.html

Full, free article, image, links from LiveScience

Epidemiology of zombies

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.01104

Free abstract from Cornell Univ.

More legs

One heck of a bug!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42409/title/Image-of-the-Day--Ancient-Arthropod/

Image, short explanation from The Scientist

The blue-blooded octopus

http://news.discovery.com/animals/antarctic-octopus-is-a-true-blue-blood-150310.htm

Complete, free report, slide show from Discovery


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The March of madness: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The March of madness: March 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and Paul Blumstein

All wet

Fight between crab and octopus

w.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/02/24/pkg-soares-office-ball-pit.cnn/video/playlists/trending-video/

Free video from CNN

The end of the line for axolotls?

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/15/mystical-amphibian-venerated-by-aztecs-nears-extinction.html

Complete, free report, images from Al Jazeera

Dry ideas

The nose of the dog

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/2015/03/08/this-month-step-inside-the-dogs-nose/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Dancing skeletons--Warning controversial content

http://skeleton-love.diply.com/auntyacid/kissing-skeletons-love-has-no-labels/101140

Website

Sand cockroach and more

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2015/03/06/meet-gil-wizens-neighbors/

Short, free note, images from Sci. Am.

How the chameleon changes its skin pattern

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42396/title/How-Chameleons-Change-Colors/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist


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Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Giant virus

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/giant-virus-revealed-3-d-using-x-ray-laser?et_cid=4443105&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Starfish and its babies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42282/title/Image-of-the-Day--Sea-Star-Nursery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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What have we here: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What have we here: Feb. 19-26

World pangolin day!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/02/21/species-snapshot-sunda-pangolin/

Short explanation, image from Sci. Am.

A beautiful sea snail

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42202/title/Image-of-the-Day--Nifty-Nudibranch/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Fatberg in Welch sewer

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31367573

Complete, free report, video from BBC

Transparent fish

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42264/title/Image-of-the-Day--See-Through-Fish/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist


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