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What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 30, 2015

What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Divers: don't scare the whale!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530064.700-sperm-whales-emergency-evacuation-of-its-bowels.html

Complete, free report, links, image from New Sci.

They say it's the fastest but it is really just a cheetah

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/30/saharan-cheetah-revealed/

Full, free essay, images, link from Sci. Am.

Vote for the best lab parody of the year

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356366.html#.VMvDYdLF_TT

Songs from BioTechniq.



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Not what I was expecting: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Not what I was expecting: Jan. 22-29

Great snakes: they're older than we thought!

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/27/us-science-snakes-idUKKBN0L02CM20150127

Full, free essay, images from Reuters

Shark mates, gives birth 4 years later

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-term-sperm-shark-gives-birth-4-years-after-contact-with-male/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150128

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Fish living under antarctic ice shelf

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/discovery-fish-live-beneath-antarctica1/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150122

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.


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The funny page: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The funny page: Jan. 15-22

Legs

Ancient scorpion the first to scamper on land?

http://www.livescience.com/49451-ancient-scorpion-fossil-land.html

Complete, free report, image, links from LiveScience

The egg of the hoopoe

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41934/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bacterial-Artists/

Short, free explanation, image, reference from The Scientist

Meet the real Paddington Bear

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/16/real-paddington-cute-endangered/

Full, free essay, preview of film, videos from Sci. Am.

No legs

The snail with the killer insulin! Yikes!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150119-cone-snail-venom-insulin-fish-animal-ocean-science/

Complete, free report, video, images from Nat'l. Geo.

Slithering shovel nose

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41896/title/Image-of-the-Day--Swift-Snake/

Short, free explanation, image, reference from The Scientist


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Strange still: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Strange still: Jan. 8-15

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Mammals

Why do squirrels go nuts?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-ground-squirrels-go-ninja-over-nothing

Full, free essay, images, video from Sci. News

Human rights for Sandra

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/argentina-grants-an-orangutan-human-like-rights/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150112

Full, free article, image from Sci. Am.

Not mammals

Avian Michelangelo: the bower bird

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2015/01/07/what-makes-bowerbirds-such-good-artists/

Full, free essay, images, video, reference from Sci. Am.

How amphibian skulls develop

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/divergent-skull?et_cid=4354038&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Sea spider

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77817

Short explanation, image from NSF

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Stormy weather, calm links: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stormy weather, calm links: Jan. 1-8

Fanged frog fetus

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-science-frog-idUSKBN0K918K20141231

Complete, free report, image from Reuters

Eye see you!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41852/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spider-Eyes/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Laughing links: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Laughing links: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Oldest known vertebrate retinas

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms6920.epdf?referrer_access_token=YNInT7wdeynYtMjXnU3LrNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Mniw_n-lzfw63fFx2vLL-DhMmDBASJL2riPWid1U0P62xXGIsZV7LjhQMEWifnBokAA3tWME1x234eWiVUcK6N

Complete, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

Anaconda parody

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/12/30/hip-hop-evolution-anaconda-educational-version/

Short, free blog, animation from Sci. Am.

Hail o conquering ant!

http://www.oist.jp/news-center/news/2014/12/24/ants-conquered-world

Press release, images from Okinawa Inst. Sci. Tech.

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Weird winter: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014

Weird winter: Dec. 18-25

Mammals

Kitty, kitty: Eurasian lynx

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41715/title/Image-of-the-Day--Win-for-Wildlife/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Do seals have a magnetic compass?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133693&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release from NSF

Not mammals

Deepest fish

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30541065

Complete, free report, images, video from BBC

Do all male mantids get devoured by their mate?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2014/12/18/male-praying-mantids-have-a-strategy-for-not-being-eaten-by-their-mates/

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.



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Winter of wonders: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter of wonders: Dec. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and Paul Blumstein

Folks

What serious diseases did George Washington suffer from?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/george-washingtons-medical-chart/

Full, free essay from PBS

Gifts

Science related gifts

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/12/10/10-original-gifts-for-science-and-art-geeks/

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

Finger puppets of scientists and more: gift guide

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-355455.html#.VIsyX9LF_TQ

Site from BioTechniq.

Grab-bag of odd

Simpsons characters and text generator write article!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/08/two-scientific-journals-accepted-a-study-by-maggie-simpson-and-edna-krabappel

Complete, free report, links from The Washington Post

Check out these science music videos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/12/14/the-greatest-science-music-video-parodies-continue/

Free, short explanations, videos from Sci. Am.

Balloon beast from 520 million years ago

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11007/20141209/fossil-of-ancient-balloon-shaped-animal-found.htm

Short, free item, image, link to original article from Nature World News



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Wow: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Wow: Dec. 4-11

Humans

Watson's Nobel Prize medal sold for $4.1

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41594/title/Watson-Sells-Nobel-for--4-1M/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Where did we put those 100 brains?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41573/title/Missing-Brains-Found/

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Critters on dry land

Meet the black and rufous sengi

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41599/title/Image-of-the-Day--Scarce-Sengi/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Rescue roaches come to your aid!

http://media.science360.gov/audio/podcast/roach_responders.mp3

Free audio file from NSF

The life aquatic

Anglerfish

http://www.upworthy.com/monster-is-too-gentle-a-word-for-what-their-camera-captured?c=upw1

Short note, image, video from The Upworthiest

A shocking development: the electric eel

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/12/electric-eels-deliver-taser-shocks?et_cid=4302124&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Ribbons in the sea: moray eel larvae

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2014/12/03/wonderful-things-the-giant-transparent-ribbons-of-eel-larvae/

Full, free blog, videos, reference, links from Sci. Am.

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Wonders to behold: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Wonders to behold: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Six-legged help for a cleaner NYC

Shttp://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429983.700-armies-of-ants-keep-new-york-squeaky-clean.html

hort, free report, links from New Sci.


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