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The beauty of nature: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, 5 hours ago

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.


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Are we ready for these: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 19, 2015
Updated: Yesterday

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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The oddness never ceases: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 13, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The oddness never ceases: March 12-19

Two legs, sort of

Abominable? Nope: just a bear!

http://www.livescience.com/50148-yeti-genetics-questioned.html

Full, free article, image, links from LiveScience

Epidemiology of zombies

http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.01104

Free abstract from Cornell Univ.

More legs

One heck of a bug!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42409/title/Image-of-the-Day--Ancient-Arthropod/

Image, short explanation from The Scientist

The blue-blooded octopus

http://news.discovery.com/animals/antarctic-octopus-is-a-true-blue-blood-150310.htm

Complete, free report, slide show from Discovery


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The March of madness: March 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The March of madness: March 5-12

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and Paul Blumstein

All wet

Fight between crab and octopus

w.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/02/24/pkg-soares-office-ball-pit.cnn/video/playlists/trending-video/

Free video from CNN

The end of the line for axolotls?

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/15/mystical-amphibian-venerated-by-aztecs-nears-extinction.html

Complete, free report, images from Al Jazeera

Dry ideas

The nose of the dog

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/dog-spies/2015/03/08/this-month-step-inside-the-dogs-nose/

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Dancing skeletons--Warning controversial content

http://skeleton-love.diply.com/auntyacid/kissing-skeletons-love-has-no-labels/101140

Website

Sand cockroach and more

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2015/03/06/meet-gil-wizens-neighbors/

Short, free note, images from Sci. Am.

How the chameleon changes its skin pattern

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42396/title/How-Chameleons-Change-Colors/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist


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Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Giant virus

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/giant-virus-revealed-3-d-using-x-ray-laser?et_cid=4443105&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Starfish and its babies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42282/title/Image-of-the-Day--Sea-Star-Nursery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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What have we here: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What have we here: Feb. 19-26

World pangolin day!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/02/21/species-snapshot-sunda-pangolin/

Short explanation, image from Sci. Am.

A beautiful sea snail

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42202/title/Image-of-the-Day--Nifty-Nudibranch/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Fatberg in Welch sewer

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31367573

Complete, free report, video from BBC

Transparent fish

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42264/title/Image-of-the-Day--See-Through-Fish/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist


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Oh no, say it isn't so: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

Oh no, say it isn't so: Feb. 12-19

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

The insightful crow

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/crows-understand-analogies/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150211

Full, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Valentine rotifer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42140/title/Image-of-the-Day--Heart-shaped-Rotifer/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

A collection of unusual animal photos

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MjE0NTQ4Mw==&mid=200115697&idx=6&sn=74ffa17c3f3374553c6261be656fbb15

Website


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You want odd? We got odd: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 09, 2015

You want odd? We got odd: Feb. 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Cockroaches with personalities

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/04/even-cockroaches-have-different-personalities-scientists-find

Complete, free report, link to abstract from The Guardian

The unseen world

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FiZqn6fV-4Y

TED lectures


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What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

The life aquatic

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.

Don't croak when you see them: odd frogs

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2015/02/01/pig-nosed-or-shovel-nosed-frogs/

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

That cell: bigger than a bread box?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42030/title/Image-of-the-Day--Foot-long-Cell/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Landlubbers

Hide the cheese: Extinct rodent was bull-sized

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111843

Complete, free report, image from BBC

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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