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Interesting: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: 3 hours ago
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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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The silly season: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Wow: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Monday, July 11, 2016

Wow: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Pat Bowne

Birdies, mostly

Beautiful parrot rediscovered!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/06/29/this-parrot-was-thought-to-be-extinct-in-the-wild-until-a-farmer-spotted-one/?wpisrc=nl_optimist&wpmm=1

Complete, free report, images, links, video from Wash. post.

Fossil bird from Wyoming

http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/07/science-ostrichrelativenew.html

Press release, images, links from VA tech u.

Evolution of the ear in birds and crocodiles

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/fossil-scans-shed-light-evolution-inner-ear-birds-crocodiles?et_cid=5380076&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5380076&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2ffossil-scans-shed-light-evolution-inner-ear-birds-crocodiles%3fet_cid%3d5380076%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay, image, links from R&D mag.

Stranger than strange

What is a pyrosome?

http://www.deepseanews.com/2016/07/rare-mass-sighting-of-pyrosomes-in-the-azores/

Complete, free report, image, links from Deep sea news

Think you have strange dates? Check out these animals!

http://ecology.about.com/od/Species-Interactions/tp/10-of-the-Craziest-Mating-Rituals-in-the-Animal-Kingdom.htm

Free website, images from About ed.

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News of the unexpected: June 24-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
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Jumping June: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 23, 2016
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