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Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

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

Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

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

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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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The silly season: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The silly season: May 14-21

Cute craw daddy!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27517-mysterious-beautiful-blue-crayfish-is-new-species-from-indonesia.html#.VVTP99JVhBc

Complete, free report, links, image from New Sci.

Jumping spiders can see so many colors!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/05/150518-jumping-spider-color-vision-mating-animals-science/

Full, free article, video, links from Nat'l. Geo.

The hot blooded opah!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/05/14/scientists-have-discovered-the-first-warm-blooded-fish/

Full, free essay, image from The Washington Post


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May miracles: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May miracles: May 7-14

The zombie brain

Bhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-book-explores-the-zombie-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150506

Book review from Sci. Am.

What are those pink stripes on the bat?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78544

Press release from NSF

Why are there no sunburned fish?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/why-don-t-fish-get-sunburnt/81251264/

Complete, free report from GEN


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May marvels: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May marvels: April 30-May 7

Get all the latest poop!

Dodos drowned in fecal stew

http://news.sciencemag.org/paleontology/2015/04/ancient-megadrought-entombed-dodos-poisonous-fecal-cocktail

Complete, free report, image from Science

Potties for ants

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/first-ever-in-home-toilets-spotted-for-ants/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150504

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Mean bugs

Predatory cockroach!

http://www.geologicacarpathica.com/data/forthcoming_papers/1430383285_vrsansky-bechly-abs5-pdf.pdf

Full, free article, graphics, images, references from Geol. Carpathica

Machine gun beetle

http://uanews.org/story/meet-the-beetle-that-packs-a-machine-gun

Press release, image, video from Univ. AZ

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April antics: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April antics: April 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Parrots call help, save themselves from burning house

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3045731/Firefighters-respond-calls-Help-burning-home-two-PARROTS.html

Free video from Daily Mail

World tapir day

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2015/04/27/world-tapir-day-2015/

Complete, free report, images, references from Sci. Am.

Gender differences in Stegosaurus

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42778/title/Image-of-the-Day--Stegosaurus-Sex-Differences/

Short explanation, images from The Scientist


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