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Still odd: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, 18 hours ago

Still odd: July 30-Aug. 6

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Strange summer: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015

Strange summer: July 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

What a lovely beach the parrot fish have pooped out!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/parrot-fish-poop-makes-beautiful-beaches/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Free video from Sci. Am.

>100 new spp. of sea critters

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78985

Slideshow from NSF

Anna's hummingbird

https://vimeo.com/3331560

Website

10 unexpected things that are more likely to kill than a shark

http://ecology.about.com/od/Ecology-News/tp/10-Things-More-Likely-to-Kill-You-Than-A-Shark.htm

Website

 

 

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Oddities: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

Oddities: July 16-23

Incredible (and cute!) mammals

http://www.upworthy.com/are-you-aware-these-15-incredible-animals-exist-on-our-planet?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Slide show from The Upworthiest

"Feathered poodle from Hell"

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43558/title/-Feathered-Poodle-From-Hell--Dino-Found/

Short, free item, image, links from The Scientist

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Yowsers: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yowsers: July 9-16

Ouch!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43484/title/Image-of-the-Day--Tick-Check/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The pitcher plant's pals

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2815%2900657-0

Complete, free report, images, references from Curr. Biol.

 

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Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

Ancient animals

Why kitty what big teeth you grew--eventually

http://www.amnh.org/about-us/press-center/saber-toothed-cats-s-canines-took-years-to-grow

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

The nightmare critter of the Cambrian!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43428/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cambrian-Worm/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Current oddness

Cone snail source for 1000's of new drugs?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/killer-sea-snail-target-new-drugs?et_cid=4664392&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Sweet summer critters: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet summer critters: June 25-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Watch the Pennsylvania bald eagle nest live

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1592549&mode=2

Free website from PA Game Commission

Please see the water fleas!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43025/title/Water-Fleas--1755/

Complete, free report, image from The Scientist


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Strange spring: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 22, 2015

Strange spring: June 19-26

Dry land wonders

Kangaroos are mostly lefties

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43353/title/Roos-Are-Mainly-South-Paws/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

The life aquatic

The votes are in: The ugliest animal in the world!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGBs-8qlGzM&feature=youtu.be

Full, free video from YouTube

Pretty worm!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43319/title/Image-of-the-Day--Shipwreck-Life/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Jumping June: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jumping June: June 12-19

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Rats: heroes at work!

https://www.apopo.org/en/about/our-work/news/summary?show=259

Free webpage, images, links from APOPO

Blood from dinosaur found

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27687-dinosaur-blood-cells-extracted-from-75millionyearold-fossil.html#.VXsbJ9JVhBc

Complete, free report, links from New Sci.


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Interesting biota: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Interesting biota: June 7-12

Light-sensing octopus skin

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/an-octopus-that-sees-with-its-skin/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150602

Free video from Sci. Am.

This is a fish story you can believe

http://www.hapsweb.org/blogpost/1074649/What-is-that-thing

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

Amoeba responding to electric field

http://blogs.ucdavis.edu/egghead/2015/05/28/understanding-how-cells-follow-electric-fields/

Short item, video from UC/Davis


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Conference oddness: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference oddness: May 21-June 7

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

What you always wanted to know about warthogs

(but were afraid to ask!)

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/5-neat-things-about-warthog-skeletons/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150522

Complete, free report, images, links, citations from Sci. Am.

Want to watch the walrus?

http://explore.org/live-cams/player/walrus-cam-round-island

Free link, sound

Otter in the water

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QpTqV6LPl8c

Free video

The star of the sea

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43037/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spiny-Star/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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