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Is that humorous or femorous: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, 23 hours ago

Is that humorous or femorous: Dec. 9-16

Good-bye to Aussie trap-door spiders?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/12/trapdoor-spiders-disappearing-australian-landscape?et_cid=5721519&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5721519&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, image from R&D mag.

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Things: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016

Things: Dec. 1-8

Thanks to 'net detectives Joseph Evans and Pat Bowne

Zoological in general

What is the giant sea blob?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/12/mysterious-sea-blob-finally-identified?et_cid=5717649&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5717649&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, image from R&D mag.

Why animals have those fancy ornaments

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/283/1843/20161970

Free abstract from Proc. roy. soc. B

Antlers of deer and elk: how?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/how-rudolph-grew-his-antlers/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161207

Short, free item, video from Sci. Am.

Mollusks

Rare find: Jurassic octopus

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pala.12265/full

Complete, free report, linked cites., images from Paleontology

Slime time: The banana slug

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/he-slimed-me/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161207

Full, free blog, links, image from Sci. Am.

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The world of living things: Nov. 21-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 21, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The world of living things: Nov. 21-30

Bugs united!

Whoopee! Another species of bedbug!

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/now-there-are-two-bedbug-species-united-states

Full, free essay, image, links from Sci. news

The bug feast: eat them before they eat you!

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365297.html

Free video history from BioTechniq.

Vertebrats [sic]

Echidnas: excavating Australia

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/echidnas-do-list-sleep-eat-dig-australia?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=b420f7a4de-SN_Editors_picks_2016_11_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-b420f7a4de-104716021

Complete, free report, video, refs. from Sci. news

Saber-toothed salmon? Yikes!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-spike-toothed-salmon/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20161128

Full, free essay, image, ref. from Sci. Am.

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Odd in the autuman: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 11, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016

Odd in the autmn: Nov. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Living creature feature

Tapeworm larva in eye muscle

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-217953.full

Short, free note, linked cites., images from BMJ case rep.

Leaf-like animals

http://biology.about.com/od/zoology/ss/Animals-That-Mimic-Leaves.htm#step1

Free slide show from About ed.

Another leaf mimic!

http://www.livescience.com/56910-leaf-mimicking-spider-found.html

Full, free essay, images, links from Livescience

Winners of comedy wildlife contest

https://www.washingtonpost.com/winning-photos-from-the-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards/2016/11/10/fd931eea-a6bd-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_gallery.html

Complete, free slideshow from Wash. post

Dinosaurs unleashed!

Mud dragon from China

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-mud-dragon/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161118

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Complex sinuses of horned dinosaurs

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-ridiculous-nasal-anatomy-of-giant-horned-dinosaurs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161115

Full, free article, images, refs. from Sci. Am.

Small (20 foot!) predatory dinosaur: 20 years to maturity

http://www.livescience.com/56897-slow-growing-theropod-dinosaur.html

Complete, free report, images, links from Livescience

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The silly season returns: Nov. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 4, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The silly season returns: Nov. 4-11

Thanks to 'net detectives Pat Bowne and Paul Blumstein

All dry but no cats

Rapid  lizard speciation on White Sands

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/whitesandlizards.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Free video from NSF

What are spider crickets?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/11/08/spider-crickets-the-bugs-you-dont-want-in-your-house-this-fall/

Full, free essay, images, video from Wash. post

Bunch of cats

Nice kitty! Largest cat species ever

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/the-biggest-saber-cat/

Complete, free report, linked cite., images from Sci. Am.

Largest cat species in the Americas

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47458/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cat-Nap/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37312980&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-99hywhiKsUrQPz931oKXFSUHfxTKyhZCruL4dIKDjLYYQsfhhLUoKTNHICydNlbqa8JJ0xYCd96c_W_m5uhGbBHXMUIA&_hsmi=37312980

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

One porcupine v 17 African lions!

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-one-porcupine-fights-off-17-lions

Short explanation, images, video from Sci. alert

All wet

Caribbean box jellyfish

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/47426/title/Image-of-the-Day--Trippy-Tripedaliidae/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37052455&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_nTEuJ1BDx20mSh4v1OX81x83DlellALfkqmT6X63BafM63Qfl_s4RW7f8CErUSA78mqrKw0vjB1lJ5mr328LoznaMZA&_hsmi=37052455

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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What the heck is that: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 28, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016
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A world of wonders: Oct. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 21, 2016
Updated: Friday, October 28, 2016

A world of wonders: Oct. 21-28

New stuff

The genetics of the X-men, more

https://student.societyforscience.org/blog/doing-science/exploring-genetics-behind-science-fiction

Website, links from Stud. sci.

Melatonin and those singing fish!

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/melatonin-makes-midshipman-fish-sing?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=81d35958c8-editors_picks_week_of_1011716_10_23_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-81d35958c8-104716021

Complete, free report, image, audio file, links refs. from Sci. news

Amazing macro photos

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/amazing-microscope-images-reveal-beauty-unlikely-placeslike-cow-dung-1586027?yptr=yahoo

Slide collection from Internat'l. bus. times

Fossils

Australia: fossils of bus-sized sauropod

http://www.livescience.com/56563-new-sauropod-dinosaur-found-in-australia.html

Complete, free report, images, video, links from LiveScience

The brain of the dinosaur

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/10/fossilized-dinosaur-brain-tissue-identified-first-time?et_cid=5646483&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5646483&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story, image from R&D mag.

The oldest jaw bone found so far

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/10/oldest-ever-fossil-jawbone-found?et_cid=5634766&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5634766&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, image from R&D mag.

Food chain caught in one fossil specimen

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12549-016-0244-1

Full, free article, linked cites., images from Paleodiv. paleoenviron.

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The silly season: Oct. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 14, 2016
Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016

The silly season: Oct. 14-21

Fish came onto land many times

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/fish-out-of-water-are-actually-pretty-common-video/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161014

Complete, free report, images, link, video from Sci. Am.

Chemical camouflage

http://www.springer.com/gp/about-springer/media/springer-select/amazonian-frog-has-its-own-ant-repellent/10915168

Press release, image, link from Springer

Jumping spiders hear with their leg hair

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/jumping-spiders-hear-long-range-audio-with-their-hairy-legs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161017

Full, free essay, image, links from Sci. Am.

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What: Oct. 5-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016

What the...: Oct. 5-14

Salt water

Evolution and the coral reef

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/10/coral-study-reveals-secrets-evolution?et_cid=5601261&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5601261&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Nematodes in the lacrimal apparatus

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1515440?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. med.

Dry land critters

What about Australia's marsupial tiger?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/rilla-martin-s-ozenkadnook-tiger-photo-revisited/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161011

Short, free item, image, links from Sci. Am.

Ancient dog-toothed reptile from Brazil

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0162945

Full, free article, linked cites., images from PLoS ONE

Oldest bird fossil honked but no singing

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/birds%E2%80%99-honks-filled-late-cretaceous-air?utm_source=Society+for+Science+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5c3f80d394-Latest_From_Science_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4c415a67f-5c3f80d394-104716021

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

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Autumn of the odd: Sept. 21-Oct.5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2016
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