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The autumn of the odd: Oct. 30-Nov.6

Posted By David L. Evans, 17 hours ago
Updated: 14 hours ago

The autumn of the odd: Oct. 30-Nov.6

Are fish really that stupid?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/research-reveals-fish-are-smarter-we-thought?et_cid=4237311&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Winners of the Small Wonders contest

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/small-wonders-20-winning-images-depict-life-under-the-microscope-slide-show1/

Free slide show from Sci. Am.


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Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

What the gladiators ate

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/roman-gladiators-drank-ash-energy-drink-141027.htm

Full free essay, slide show from Discovery News

Megalodon, largest shark ever: what difference did its extinction make?

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111086

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphic from PLoS One


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Weirder every day: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The wonderful world: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The wonderful world: Oct. 9-16

Dry and dandy

The gecko stops by for a drink

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41175/title/Image-of-the-Day--Lapping-Lizard/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Family forced from home by spiders

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3719775

Short, free account from WTOP

Pretty young bugs

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41204/title/Image-of-the-Day--Voracious-Vectors/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

The life aquatic

Scots woman with 7.5 cm leech in nose

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29595164

Full, free story, audio file from BBC

Listening to the voices of the baby fishes

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/news-events/press-releases/2014/new-study-first-to-document-the-voices-of-fish-larvae/

Press release from Univ. Miami

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Autumn of the odd: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Autumn of the odd: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Yes, they have backbones

Ever heard of A.W. Lawson? Here may be why:

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-lawsonomy

Full, free article, images, video from Wired

Slithering serpents and traipsing tapirs!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/09/29/neat-news-from-the-tetzoosphere/

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

Nope: no backbones

Good news: more monarchs maybe

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41152/title/Image-of-the-Day--Monarch-Mob/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The blue lips of photosynthesis!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/giant-clams-iridescent-lips-snatch-solar-energy/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141003

Full, free report, image from Sci. Am.

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Funky Fall: Sept. 25-Oct 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014

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Silly September:Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silly September: 18-25

Turn that chin wagging into electricity!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29209200

Complete, free report, images from BBC

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Summer still sizzlin' some places: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer sizzlin' some places: Sept. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Save that fishy!

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3702370

Full, free story from WTOP

Ig Nobel prizes: pork up the nose and more

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/ig-nobel-winner-using-pork-stop-nosebleeds?et_cid=4162644&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Phony phacts: 10% of the brain and more

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=3&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/bc1922a1-4100-4072-9e32-2e018f27c6c7

Free video from MSN

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Strange September: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 04, 2014

Strange September: Sept. 4-11

Dendrogrammatidae: some on my pizza?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40929/title/Image-of-the-Day--Marine-Mushrooms-/

Free, short explanation, image from The Scientist

Nocturnal but 300 million year old. How do you know?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/03/us-science-noctural-idUSKBN0GY2KA20140903

Complete, full report, image from Reuters

Lots of lizard: largest land animal?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132578&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

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Silly summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Silly summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

See Dumbo, the octopus!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2014/08/27/dumbo-octopus-gives-rare-view-video-2/

Complete, free report, video from Sci. Am.

Look at what the halophiles did!

http://news.msn.com/world/natural-wonders-pink-lakes-and-beaches-1#image=1

Free slide show from MSN

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