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Interesting September: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 14, 2017
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September strange: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 8, 2017

Thanks to web detective Pat Bowne

Vertebrae

911: Hippopotamuses to the rescue!

https://www.livescience.com/60392-hippos-save-wildebeest-from-crocodile-attack.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170913-ls

Complete, free report, links: Live sci.

Your favorite dinosaur?

https://www.livescience.com/60315-triceratops-bones-found-during-construction.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170911-ls

Full, free story, images, video: Live sci.

No vertebrae

Making spider webs even stronger

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/nanotech-super-spiderwebs-are-here-20170822-gy1blp.html

Full, free essay, video: Sidney morn. herald

Untidy bees better for pollination

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0182522

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

Bizarre bryozoans

http://www.popsci.com/dragon-booger-found-in-lost-lagoon?CMPID=ene090917&spMailingID=30533001&spUserID=NDk2MTgwNDU2MzMyS0&spJobID=1121093044&spReportId=MTEyMTA5MzA0NAS2

Full, free story, images, video, links: Pop. sci.

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Odder and odder: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thanks to web detective Ellen Lathrop Davis

Mammals

Love trains of the spiny anteaters

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/echidna-love-trains?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ba0206a09d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-ba0206a09d-66564973&ct=t(Newsletter_9_6_2017)&mc_cid=ba0206a09d&mc_eid=c78e42df3d

Full, free item, images, videos: Atlas obscura

African wild dogs vote by sneezing

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-41161664

Complete, free report, images, videos: BBC

Fuzzy fossil fowl actually a dinosaur

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-silk-bird/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170831

Complete free report, images: Sci. Am.

What's causing the sex ratio of those crocs to change?

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/something-changing-sex-costa-rican-crocodiles

Full, free essay, images: Science

See sea snake swim!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/sea-snake-looks-banana-and-hunts-slinky

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

Insects for sure

Fire ants save themselves with floating rafts

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-fire-ants-form-giant-rafts-to-survive-floods/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20170901

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

What bug izzit?

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/bug-insect-public-relations-sociology?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2e0eed598d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-2e0eed598d-66564973&ct=t(Newsletter_9_1_2017)&mc_cid=2e0eed598d&mc_eid=c78e42df3d

Full, free essay, links, images: Atlas obscura

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Curious August: Aug. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 25, 2017

Rufous-tailed hummingbird

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=132685

Press release: NSF

Largest ever "sea dragon" found

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41012226

Full, free essay, images: BBC

Texans: big even back then: Mammoth remains

https://www.livescience.com/60233-mammoth-tramped-around-texas-teeth-reveal.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170828-ls

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

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Unusual: Aug. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 17, 2017

How animals react to a solar eclipse

https://www.livescience.com/60172-weird-animal-responses-to-solar-eclipse.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170818-ls

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

Do you want bugs with that burger?

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/feed-flies-factory-farm-livestock-fish/

Full, free article, links: Mother Jones

Spiders cross the sea to Australia!

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180139

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

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Strange August: Aug. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Oddities of August: Aug. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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You heard it here first: July 26-Aug. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Slime time: how to make it, what it's good for

https://www.livescience.com/59984-science-of-slime.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170801-ls

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

Fish living in the dirt? Yep

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=132545

Short, free note, video: NSF

Woodpecker v utility pole: Gettin' 'er done!

https://patch.com/virginia/annandale/s/g6xiq/woodpecker-almost-pecks-through-whole-utility-pole

Short, free item, image: Annandale patch

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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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