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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

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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Strange spring: April 17-May 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 27, 2017
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What a wonderful world: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Springtime in odd town: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks to web detective Pat Bowne

Tetrapods

Bird singing

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/singin-rsquo-in-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170412

Graphic presentation: Sci. Am.

Pangolin cuddles in

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C48OHqQUoAAWFmc.jpg:large

Free image: PBS

Fish work together to solve problems

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-

39628773Complete, free report, links: BBC

Why are so many cave-dwelling critters blind?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/04/scientists-uncover-why-some-cave-dwellers-go-blind?et_cid=5916912&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5916912&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: R&D mag.

Invertebrates

Brain-invading nematode in US

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/when-globalization-brings-brain-invading-worms/522153/

Full, free essay, links, image: Atlantic

Ant altruism

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127770-soldier-ants-carry-comrades-wounded-in-raids-back-to-base/

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

Tags:  ants care for the injured  bird song 

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Wonderful ife*: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017
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April fools' biota: March 25-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cool critters

Badger buries cow

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/camera-trap-catches-badger-burying-cow

Complete, free report, video: Sci. news

Check out the Vizzie winners

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/winners_2017.jsp

Full, free image collection: NSF

Cats actually love us

http://www.livescience.com/58438-cats-like-people-more-than-food.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170331-ls

Full, free essay, links: Live sci.

Nobody at home now (or maybe never)

Animals that skipped town

http://www.livescience.com/58403-daring-zoo-animal-escapes.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170329-ls

Free slideshow: Live sci.

Migrating insects

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surprise-trillions-of-insects-migrate/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170331

Short, free item, graphic: Sci. Am.

Passed predators

Newly discovered Tyrannid could detect temperature changes

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44942

Full, free article, linked cites., images: Nature

Smilodon's (=saber-toothed cat) smile?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/drawing-out-a-sabercats-smile/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_

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

Australian tiger photo was a hoax

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-ozenkadnook-tiger-photo-revealed-as-a-hoax/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170330

Complete, free report, ref., images: Sci. Am. 

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Life is springing up: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 23, 2017

4-legs and lovin' it!

Re-thinking the dinosaur family tree

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/anatomy-analysis-suggests-new-dinosaur-family-tree

Complete, free report, images, refs.: Sci. news

That frog croaked!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-geni-river-frog/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170327

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

We're funny but fine!

Transparent animals

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/see-through-camouflage-transparent-eels/

Full, free slide show, links, video: Nat'l geo.

The Sonoran desert is aflame with flowers and butterflies!

http://www.livescience.com/58099-butterflies-of-the-american-deserts-photos.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170327-ls

Full, free slide show: Live sci.

Shocking larvae!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/caterpillar-hawk-moth-snake-eye-animals/

Complete, free report, images, video, links: Nat'l. geo.

Odd, even for a squid

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=82007

Press release, image, links: NSF

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St. Pat's oddities: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017
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