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Autumn of the odd: Sept. 21-Oct.5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Interesting: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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The living world: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 08, 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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News to interest you: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 01, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

News to interest you: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Surf and turf

Yes: dogs understand human words: MRI study

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/08/dogs-understand-both-words-and-tone-human-speech?et_cid=5527810&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5527810&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2fdogs-understand-both-words-and-tone-human-speech%3fet_cid%3d5527810%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

Yikes babies: invasion of the killer slugs!

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2102924-monster-slugs-are-devouring-defenceless-baby-birds-in-nests/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-0109-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Full, free essay from New sci.

3.7 billion year old fossils found in Greenland

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientists-discover-what-might-be-the-oldest-fossil-yet/

Full, free story, links, images from CBS news

Look up in the air! It's a bird, it's a lizard!

Yellow-breasted satinbird hopped out of Australia

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/46914/title/Image-of-the-Day--Yellow-Satin/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=33767064&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9TIR-HND-UUIOECN_ZoM-8ZMie4cfQC1wuFlTspDwnibaaSIb8_683IwAM1MO6YWjbXddVu4qlDI-AzdxeTEmgzWmiLw&_hsmi=33767064

Short, free explanation, image, link from The Scientist

Miniature pterosaur found

http://www.nature.com/news/tiny-pterosaur-claims-new-perch-on-reptile-family-tree-1.20507

Complete, free report, links, images, refs. from Nature

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Interesting: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Amazing August: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Amazing August: Aug. 17-24

Thanks to 'net detective Pat Bowne

All on dry land

How snakes protect their eyes from UV light

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/08/snake-eyes%E2%80%94new-insights-visual-adaptations?et_cid=5471053&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5471053&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f08%2fsnake-eyes%25E2%2580%2594new-insights-visual-adaptations%3fet_cid%3d5471053%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Nematode in the stomach

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1509451?query=TOC

Short, free note, image from New Engl. j. med.

Marsupial lion had rotating elbows

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2101507-marsupial-lions-primate-like-forearms-made-it-a-unique-predator/

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

The life aquatic

Bobtail purple squid

http://qz.com/759658/stubby-squid-seen-off-the-california-coast/

Short, free note, links, video from Quartz

Beautiful starfishes!

http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/gorgeous-closeups-of-australian.html

Free images from Echinoblog

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The silly season: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Yowsers: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Monday, August 08, 2016

Yowsers: Aug. 3-10

Duckbill dinosaur had painful arthritis

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099656-first-diagnosis-of-dinosaur-arthritis-shows-it-lived-in-pain/

Short, free story, image, links from New sci.

Oldest broken bone from a tetrapod

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0125723

Complete, free report, images, linked citations from PLoS one

Metazoans brought about first mass extinction event

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/07/newly-discovered-fossils-strengthen-proposition-that-worlds-first-mass-extinction-engineered-by-early-animals

Press release, images, links from Vanderbilt U.

Caught in amber 50 million years ago

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/50-million-year-old-insect-jumped-out-of-skin-to-escape-amber-tsunami/

Short, free item, image, reference from Sci. Am.

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The unexpected: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Monday, August 01, 2016

The unexpected: July 26-Aug. 3

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein, Pat Bowne, and Rhonda Fisher

Dry land animals

The Great Emu War: Who won?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-1932-australia-declared-war-on-emus-and-lost

Short note, video, link from Atlas obscura

Big (dinosaur) foot from Bolivia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/world/huge-dinosaur-track-found-in-bolivia/2016/07/28/7fc10492-54fa-11e6-b652-315ae5d4d4dd_video.html

Free video from Wash. post

Bodacious bugs!

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/01/nicky-bay-macro-insects-singapore/

Image gallery from Colossal

The life aquatic

This shark species is near extinction

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/the-daggernose-shark-is-near-extinction/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160727

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

Newly-discovered whale species

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/27/487665728/mysterious-and-known-as-the-raven-scientists-identify-new-whale-species?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Full, free essay, images, links from NPR

Not animals

Marvelous mushrooms

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/07/steve-axford-macro-mushrooms/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

Free image gallery from Colossal

Previously unknown purple organism?

http://www.livescience.com/55574-mysterious-purple-sea-orb-near-channel-islands.html

Full, free story, video from LiveSci.

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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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