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What happened here: Oct. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Beautifu; biota: Oct. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, October 16, 2017
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Back-to-back bizarre: Oct. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 5, 2017

What's bugging us now

Giant walking sticks not extinct!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50582/title/Gigantic--Tree-Lobsters--Not-Extinct-After-All/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=57192366&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8rJNjaCeO40Vp60SF9A3WX0oqEanEWSm0S4Xtufy8e2aex7YyIXhDv8zJ-DfNGzGJohv6i031K87veYx75tx9kmT88gA&_hsmi=57192366

Short, free item, link, image: Scientist

What the heck is a parasitoid?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50581/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bad-House-Guest/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=57116750&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8FkeGu_U8sH52DJ8cb5fUzPhuZbtnCOXKm4QVcLqe2AEVwP2wFQLj0CcEOAt8vbGnesFTuROoMs1VPsKK0J3mLEYgqIQ&_hsmi=57116750

Short, explanation, link, image: Scientist

Not necessarily insects

Photo contest winners

https://www.popsci.com/10-big-photos-tiny-things?CMPID=ene100717&spMailingID=30923136&spUserID=NDk2MTgwNDU2MzMyS0&spJobID=1140788855&spReportId=MTE0MDc4ODg1NQS2#page-10

Free slide show, links: Pop. sci.

Hate the smell of jackfruits (AKA durians): you are not an elephant

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-durian-got-its-sulfuric-stench/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-10-10_more-stories

Full, free essay, image: Sci. Am.

26-long python invited for dinner!

https://www.livescience.com/60610-indonesian-man-wrestles-kills-giant-python.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171006-ls

Complete, free report, links: Live sci.

Poison frogs

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=132931

Free audio file, image: NSF

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Biota: Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Autummn of the odd: Sept. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 22, 2017
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Interesting September: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thanks to inspiration from Justin Schmidt

Research you might not do

does is feel to be shocked by an electric eel?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/researcher-reveals-shocking-truth-about-electric-eels?utm_source=editorspicks091717&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Editors_Picks

Ig Nobel awards

https://www.livescience.com/60420-2017-ig-nobel-awards.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170915-ls

Free slideshow, website

Critters

Dinosaur had chronic arthritis

https://www.livescience.com/60413-duck-billed-dinosaur-sick-with-joint-disease.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170915-ls

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

Where are all of the Metatherians?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/keep-sharp-metatherians/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170914

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

Stinkhorn toadstools

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=132860

Short, explanations, images: NSF

Sluggard: Don't study these ants!

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/lazy-ants-make-themselves-useful-unexpected-ways

Press release, links, images: U. Arizona

 

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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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