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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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Simmering summer of links: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simmering summer of links: Aug. 21-28

All at sea


A head scratcher: dandruff fungus in deep sea vents

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2014/08/21/dandruff-causing-skin-fungi-discovered-unexpectedly-in-deep-sea-vents-eel-guts/

Full, free blog, images, link, all from
Sci. Am.

The immortal jellyfish

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/62596d44-7e96-434b-8340-ba8bf39667f6

Free video file from MSN

Whoa: how do you glow?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/behind-marine-creature%E2%80%99s-bright-green-fluorescent-glow?et_cid=4027168&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Animal oddities

Look who's inspecting your books: pseudoscorpions!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/08/25/these-tiny-scorpions-would-like-to-perform-an-important-inspection-of-your-old-book-collection-please/

Complete, free blog, image from
Sci. Am.

The neuroscience behind the superheroes


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/marvel-comics-gets-inside-the-heads-of-the-avengers1/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140821

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Are animal languages fundamentally similar to humans'?

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/animal-speech-shows-similarities-human-language

Short, free note from Science


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Awesome life: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

Awesome life: Aug. 14-21

Flee your tuffet Ms. Muffet!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2014/08/13/these-spider-fangs-arent-going-to-photograph-themselves/

Full, free report and MANY disturbing images from
Sci. Am.

Pill millipede


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40768/title/Image-of-the-Day--Curled-Up-Cave-Dweller/

Free explanation, image from The Scientist

The whitest living thing

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/beetle%E2%80%99s-white-album?et_cid=4102166&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay, image from
R&D Mag.

What is more deadly than a shark? Lots of things

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/8ea202c7-1486-8181-745d-4e984d9b0c97

Free video from MSN and Discovery

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Awesome August: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Awesome August: Aug. 7-14

Matters marine

"Shark week" fiction?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40760/title/-Shark-Week--Veers-Into-Fiction-------Again/

Complete, free report, video from The Scientist

Octomonth--the 8th month!


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/

Free collection of stories and images from
Sci. Am.

Terribly terrestrial

Fun science facts

http://www.hightechscience.org/funfacts.htm

From website

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Awesome August: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014

Awesome August: Aug. 7-14

Don't monkey with the camera!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40719/title/Image-of-the-Day--Simian-Selfie/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Franken-roach

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/0f0bab1b-1119-4ac9-90b3-b5e3e4ac891f

Free video from MSN

The photon hunters: glow in the dark sharks!

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0104213

Full, free article, images, linked citations from PLoS One

The penis of the drake

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40401/title/Duck--Duck--Goose-/


Free video from
The Scientist




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What is that thing?

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sizzlin' summer: July 31-Aug.7

Phytophilia


Mean orchid!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40612/title/Image-of-the-Day--Floral-Fraud/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Zoophilia


Meet fluffy, the deer killer!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/07/03/congratulations-on-your-new-fluffy-record-tufted-ground-squirrel-please-dont-eat-our-livers/

Full, free blog, images from
Sci. Am.

Mom octopus broods eggs 53 months

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mother-octopus-sets-longest-egg-tending-record-more-than-4-years-on-baby-watch/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140731

Complete, free report, image, video from Sci. Am.

Wow: July 24-31

Marvelous mollusca


Not clammed up!

Short, free note, image from
The Scientist

Octopus: be careful!


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2014/07/22/female-octopus-strangles-mate-then-eats-him/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

Chordata

What about electric fish?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Electric-Fish-The-Shocking-Truth/biotechniques-352911.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=caa969ee5e-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-caa969ee5e-87291326#.U9LDB9JdXzg

Full, free essay, image, reference from
BioTechniq.

Jealous Fido!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-usa-dogs-jealousy-idUSKBN0FS2G520140723

Complete, free report from
Reuters

I never thought it possible: July 17-24

Backbones

Who is the best sniffer among mammals? Surprise!

http://www.livescience.com/46940-elephant-genes-sense-of-smell.html

Complete, free essay, links from
LiveScience

Moose drool saves its hooves!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25938-zoologger-moose-dribble-turns-off-grasss-toxic-defences.html

Full, free report, links from
New Sci.

Tremendous turtle

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76705

Press release, image from NSF

No backbones

Parasite flees flea


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1105786?query=TOC

Free short note, videos from
New Engl. j. Med.

Big bug

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/07/22/largest-aquatic-insect-in-the-world-found-in-china/

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Wonderful life: July 10-17
Thanks this week to 'net detective Vuvi Nguyen

Comparisons between the World Cup and the Ph.D.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1329

Free website

Elephant dung beetles do their thing to music

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40398/title/Doodoo-Rendezvous/

Free video from
The Scientist

Don't forget to take your moth to lunch: Moth Week!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/national-moth-week-2014/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140715

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

Ancient arachnid locomotion

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28166504

Complete, free report from BBC News

Jumpin' July: July 3-10
Legs

Big bird

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/07/extinct-bird-giant-wingspan/12087039/

Newspaper story

Mosquitoes smell malaria carriers

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-malaria-odor-mosquitoes-20140630-story.html

Newspaper story

No legs

The "brain" of a comb jelly

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Ctenophores-Have-a-Mind-of-Their-Own/biotechniques-352543.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=32bc2469ea-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-32bc2469ea-87291326#.U7xCo9ddXzg

Full, free article, image from BioTechniq.

Jeepers, it's summer: June 26-July 3
Watch the light show of the disco clam

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/06/young-researcher-discovers-source-disco-clams%E2%80%99-light-show?et_cid=4015185&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free article, video (with music!), image from R&D Mag.

It's slime mold time!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40362/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mold-Muster/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Have you seen the micrograph display at Dulles airport?

http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/life-magnified/Pages/default.aspx

Free website from NIH

This is GREAT news: June 19-26

Why sex is good for you

http://www.upworthy.com/no-wonder-we-think-about-sex-so-much?c=upw1

Full, free diagram from The Upworthiest

Yikes: June 12-19

The whale's vagina

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/06/11/getting-to-know-whale-vaginas-in-seven-steps/

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

Who's the best dad of all?

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131720&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

Giardia line this gerbil's intestines

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40218/title/Image-of-the-Day--Intestinal-Invaders/

Short explanation, SEM from The Scientist

June is jumping: June 5-12

8-legged wonders

Sperm plugging spiders

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40185/title/Spiders-Try-to-Ensure-Paternity/

Brief explanation, image from
The Scientist

"Mitey" interesting


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40155/title/Image-of-the-Day--Elaborate-Exoskeleton/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

4 legs is enough to scare the pants off me!

Yes: I know, you needed a nightmare this evening. So here it is:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/06/09/for-the-love-of-crocodylomorphs/

Free, full article, images from Sci. Am.

Silly season: May 29-June 5
Thanks this week to 'net detective Krista Rompolski

Squirrel tissue in the buttock

http://www.medpagetoday.com/EmergencyMedicine/EmergencyMedicine/45976?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2014-05-28&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WC&eun=g785366d0r&userid=785366&email=klrompolski@gmail.com&mu_id=6029631

Short, free note from
Medpage Today

15 million year old tick may have carried Lyme disease

http://www.livescience.com/46007-lyme-disease-ancient-amber-tick.html

Full, free item, image from LiveScience

Time of wonder: May 22-29


You want cute? Try the pygmy anteater

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/05/22/pygmy-anteaters-look-like-small-dusty-puppets-brought-to-life/

Complete, free story, images, links, video from
Sci. Am.

Dried human tears magnified

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-microscopic-structures-of-dried-human-tears-180947766/

Full, free report, images from The Smithsonian


Mysterious May: May 15-22

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
The world's oldest sperm

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/worlds-oldest-petrified-sperm-found-its-huge-n104801

Full, free article, image from NBC News

The smart honey badger

http://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/honey-badger-escape/

Free video from website


The Megalonyx that never was

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2014/05/15/thomas-jeffersons-patriotic-monsters/

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

Will this be the largest dinosaur ever?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/05/19/scientists-claim-worlds-largest-dinosaur-find/

Newspaper story, image

What the heck: May 8-15


Very vertebrate

Sex? No thanks--the strange life of those lizards


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/asexual-lizards/

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

Six legs and loving it!

The tongue of the moth


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39940/title/Image-of-The-Day--Poised-to-Probe/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

 Insects: yummo--let's have dinner!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-eat-insects/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140512

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.

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