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Conference oddness: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Yesterday
Updated: Yesterday

Conference oddness: May 21-June 7

The star of the sea

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43037/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spiny-Star/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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The silly season: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The silly season: May 14-21

Cute craw daddy!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27517-mysterious-beautiful-blue-crayfish-is-new-species-from-indonesia.html#.VVTP99JVhBc

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

Jumping spiders can see so many colors!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150518-jumping-spider-color-vision-mating-animals-science/

Full, free article, video, links from Nat'l. Geo.

The hot blooded opah!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/05/14/scientists-have-discovered-the-first-warm-blooded-fish/

Full, free essay, image from The Washington Post


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May miracles: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May miracles: May 7-14

The zombie brain

Bhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-book-explores-the-zombie-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150506

Book review from Sci. Am.

What are those pink stripes on the bat?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78544

Press release from NSF

Why are there no sunburned fish?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/why-don-t-fish-get-sunburnt/81251264/

Complete, free report from GEN


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May marvels: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May marvels: April 30-May 7

Get all the latest poop!

Dodos drowned in fecal stew

http://news.sciencemag.org/paleontology/2015/04/ancient-megadrought-entombed-dodos-poisonous-fecal-cocktail

Complete, free report, image from Science

Potties for ants

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/first-ever-in-home-toilets-spotted-for-ants/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150504

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Mean bugs

Predatory cockroach!

http://www.geologicacarpathica.com/data/forthcoming_papers/1430383285_vrsansky-bechly-abs5-pdf.pdf

Full, free article, graphics, images, references from Geol. Carpathica

Machine gun beetle

http://uanews.org/story/meet-the-beetle-that-packs-a-machine-gun

Press release, image, video from Univ. AZ

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April antics: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 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

World tapir day

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2015/04/27/world-tapir-day-2015/

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

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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