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Odd today, odd tomorrow: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Tyrannosaurus rex' bones not fit for running

https://peerj.com/articles/3420/

Complete, full report, linked cites., figs: Peerj

Just how smart are crows?

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

Free documentary: PBS

Many fungal species living in coral

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=8704

Press release, links, images: U. Hawaii/Manoa

Lists of disturbing facts (to some)

http://www.knowable.com/a/disturbing-true-facts-that-you-can-pull-out-to-ruin-someones-day?utm_content=inf_10_3136_2&tse_id=INF_562f78606e9a11e784dd0bde21677fc8

Free website: Knowable

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Strange:: July 5-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Roberta Meehan and Paul Blumstein

Out of this world

Microbes on Mars? Nope, sorry

http://www.popsci.com/bacteria-mars#page-3

Complete, free report, links: Pop. sci.

Sperm in space!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/366030

Full, free essay, ref.: BioTechniq.

On earth but...

Why do those things disgust us?

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/photo-deeply-disgusts-people-scientists-155300243.html

Full, free blog, images: Yahoo

Will tardigrades inherit the earth?

https://www.livescience.com/59796-tardigrades-will-outlive-humanity-earth-disasters.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170714-ls

Full, free essay, images, links: Live sci.

New views on elephant evolution

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/366046

Complete, free report, image, ref.: BioTechniq.

Forever more: ravens plan ahead

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nevermore-or-tomorrow-ravens-can-plan-ahead/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170714

Full, item, links: Sci. Am.

Crocodilian nightmare of the dinosaurs!

http://www.newser.com/story/245227/this-crocodile-once-terrorized-the-dinosaurs.html?utm_source=8at8&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1636348525194959761&utm_campaign=20170705

Short, free item, image: Newser

 

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Independent biota: June 28-July 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks to web detective Pat Bowne

The root of the matter

http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/15/digging-deep-reveals-the-intricate-world-of-roots/

Full, free website, images: Nat'l geo.

Cigarette butts v ticks in bird nests

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2138655-birds-use-cigarette-butts-for-chemical-warfare-against-ticks/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-2906-GLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links, video, image: New sci.

Ocean slide show

http://www.cell.com/pictureshow/the-ocean

Free: Cell

Fiery jelly creatures spreading in Pacific

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-pyrosomes-idUSKBN19I145

Full, free essay, image: Reuters

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Hot links: June 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thanks to web detectives A.J. Petto, Pat Bowne, and Paul Blumstein

The birds

The finch does karaoke

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48542/title/Neural-Activity-Reflects-a-Bird-s-Perception-of-How-Well-It-Sings/

Full, free essay, links, image: Scientist

How does the flamingo balance on one leg?

http://hapsweb.site-ym.com/blogpost/1074691/Pharmaceutical-Trials

Full, free article, images, links, refs.: Sci. news

The featherless biped

Feline rescue center in Indiana

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/exotic-feline-rescue-center-2

Free website, images: Atlas obsc.

A selection of ancient gizmos

http://www.atlasobscura.com/lists/ancient-scientific-instruments-astronomy-observatories?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c07fb2d0c4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-c07fb2d0c4-66564973&ct=t(Newsletter_6_28_2017)&mc_cid=c07fb2d0c4&mc_eid=c78e42df3d

Free website, images: Atlas obsc.

Wooden prosthetic toe on Egyptian mummy

https://www.livescience.com/59581-ancient-prosthetic-toe-found-in-egyptian-grave.html

Full, free story, image, links: Live sci.

Herpetology

Python organ regeneration

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/how-pythons-regenerate-their-organs-and-other-secrets-of-the-snake-genome

Press release, images: TACC

Dinosaur in excellent state of preservation

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-new-dinosaur-fossil-has-been-so-well-preserved-it-looks-like-a-statue

Full, free essay, images, video: Sci. alert

Triassic caecilian

https://www.livescience.com/59561-ancient-bizarre-amphibian-revealed.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170621-ls

Complete, free report, image, links: Live sci.

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Sweet, sweet spring: June 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Biota: June 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 8, 2017

T. rex: sorry--no feathers after all

http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/13/6/20170092

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Roy. soc. lett.

The birds and the bees: Who wins?

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40260319

Full, free essay: BBC

Oldest complete bird skeleton

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2133981-bird-caught-in-amber-100-million-years-ago-is-best-ever-found/

Complete, free report, images, video, link: New sci.

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June lunacy: June 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 2, 2017

Behold: the young dinosaur grows!

http://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/04/science-AsilisauruskongweGriffin.html

Press release, links, images: Va. Tech.

Find the octopus; runaway tiger returned

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/170530-sciex-octopus-camouflage-harel?source=relatedvideo

Free videos: Nat'l geo.

 

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May madness: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Fossils of oldest known animal

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176874

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: PLoS one

Slasher sea scorpions

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sea-scorpions-slashed-victims-swordlike-tails

Full, free item, images, links, refs.: Sci. news

Dolphins in D.C.!

http://dcist.com/2017/05/there_are_dolphins_in_the_potomac_a.php

Full, free story, images, links: DCist

Off-cycle cicadas

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/05/24/why-are-these-enormous-cicadas-crawling-out-of-the-ground-early-an-expert-explains/?utm_term=.e0ad3726a03d&wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1

Full, free essay, images, links: Washington post

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Eek: May 11-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Joseph-Emory Evans and Pat Bowne

Dead

Alberta's ostrich-mimicking dinosaur

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/canadas-unexpected-ostrich-mimic/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170515

Full, free essay, images, ref.: Sci. Am.

Air-filled dinosaur bones

http://www.app.pan.pl/article/item/app003162016.html

Short, free item: Acta paleo. Polon.

The crusher: T. rex' 8000 pound jaw strength

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/05/researchers-find-t-rex-could-crush-8000-pounds?et_cid=5954459&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5954459&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

Great snakes! It could fly!

https://news.upenn.edu/news/fossil-winged-serpent-new-species-ancient-snake-penn-doctoral-student-finds

Press release, links, images: U. Penn.

Alive

Watch: time-lapse flower opening

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/05/an-elegant-flower-time-lapse-three-years-in-the-making/

Free videos: Colossal

The sea cucumber that swims

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/the-sea-cucumber-that-became-a-jellyfish-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20170519

Free blog, videos: Sci. Am.

Been talking to your plants?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-plants-hear/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170517

Full, free essay: Sci. Am.

Neat animals

http://www.upworthy.com/11-animal-portraits-that-will-inspire-you-to-get-back-to-nature?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Free website, links: Upworthy

Deer eats human...cadaver

http://www.popsci.com/

Complete, free report, images, links: Pop. sci.

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May be odd: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017
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