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Random biota: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

Random biota: May 20-27

Chemistry of red color in birds

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/red-birds-carry-on-colorful-chemistry/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160519

Free audio file from Sci. Am.

New species of spiked dinosaurs

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-dinosaurs-idUSKCN0Y92X9

Complete, free report, image from Reuters

Disproving spoon-bending

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/skeptic-debunks-spoon-bending-and-fosters-world-peace/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160523

Full, free story, links from Sci. Am.

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Surprising: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Surprising: May 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

The life aquatic

Size doesn't matter...in fish at least

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/genital-size-doesnt-matter%E2%80%94-fish?et_cid=5291223&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5291223&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2fgenital-size-doesnt-matter%25E2%2580%2594-fish%3fet_cid%3d5291223%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

Open a fresh egg under water: what do you get?

https://www.facebook.com/theofficialawesomejelly/videos/869574833170933/

Free video from Awesome jelly

Mostly dry land

Maofelis: not a sabre-tooth but still scary

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-maoming-cat/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160513

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

Evolution of fungi and virus hijacking

https://elifesciences.org/content/5/e09492

Full, free article, images, linked citations from eLife

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What the heck: May 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 06, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What the heck: May 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

A venomous mammal

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/05/venomous-mammal-changed-paths-dino-extinction?et_cid=5269769&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5269769&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f05%2fvenomous-mammal-changed-paths-dino-extinction%3fet_cid%3d5269769%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

"Crater of doom:" evidence of dinosaurs' extinction event?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/09/at-the-crater-of-doom-geologists-dig-up-rocks-from-the-day-the-dinosaurs-died/

Full, free essay, video from Washington post 

Hideous hammerhead herbivore

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fearsome-dinosaur-age-hammerhead-reptile-ate-plants/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160509

Full, free article, linked citations, images from Sci. advanc.

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Yikes: April 29-May 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 02, 2016
Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016

Yikes: April 29-May 6

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Backbones

Check out the baby puffin

http://www.chonday.com/Videos/puffinfirsti4

Free video from Chonday

Three new species of lemurs found

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/05/3-new-primate-species-discovered?et_cid=5267567&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5267567&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f05%2f3-new-primate-species-discovered%3fet_cid%3d5267567%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from R&D mag.

No backbones

Strange jellyfish from the deep discovered

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/a-jellyfish-so-surreal-that-it-looks-unreal-is-discovered-on-the-enigma-seamount/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160429

Short, free blog, image, video, links from Sci. Am.

Beetle with helicopter wings from amber

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/beetle-saved-amber-had-helicopter-wings

Short, free note, image, link, citation from Sci. news

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April in Oz: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016

April in Oz: April 22-29

Dry land

Does the long-necked echidna still exist?

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/how-animal-poop-could-be-key-solving-echidna-mystery

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

Insects v wildfires

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/oddly-insect-outbreaks-reduce-wildfire-severity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160428

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Bird survival at end of Cretaceous: going to seed

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdfExtended/S0960-9822(16)30249-4

Complete, free pdf, images, linked citations from Curr. bio.

Baby titanosaurs independent after hatching

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138275&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

All wet

Pretty coral polyps

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45931/title/Image-of-the-Day--Star-Light/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=28841016&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--JN2NaCg-LvFZ5UprrX97h6tCJCIgS2wkUYZw6JzqhA968vfzQHuF-d6KvIM7j1TeCu-eq_8aAQmR1QWwWAjG7M3UJ5A&_hsmi=28841016

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The glowing catshark

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2016/04/catsharks-increase-glow-dark-depths-researchers-say?et_cid=5253025&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5253025&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2farticles%2f2016%2f04%2fcatsharks-increase-glow-dark-depths-researchers-say%3fet_cid%3d5253025%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

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What just sprang up: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What just sprang up: April 15-22

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Wonderful life (with apologies to S.J. Gould)

The intelligent slime mold

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/slime-molds-are-smarter-than-you-think/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160419

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

Wonders on wings: pollinators

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xHkq1edcbk4?rel=0

Free video from TED

Secret of butterflies' migration unlocked?

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/04/14/scientists-crack-secrets-of-the-monarch-butterflys-internal-compass/

Press release, links from U. Washington

Vertebrates

Hummingbird migration

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/tiny-hummingbirds-can-fly-long-long-way

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

What is the egg's chalaza?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/raw-egg-string-chalaza_us_56d5036ae4b03260bf77ff32

Full, free story, image, links from Huffington post

Some dinosaur species declined before asteroid

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36073592

Complete, free report, image from BBC

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Strange Spring: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Strange Spring: April 8-15

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Not mammals

Fast biting spider!

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30082-3

Full, free article, images, linked citations from Curr. biol.

The case of the wandering hookworm

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1509325?query=TOC

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

43 new species found in Los Angeles

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/43-new-species-discovered-in-los-angeles/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160414

Full, free story, images from Sci. Am.

Buried biota: beneath the sea floor there is life!

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/04/how-deep-does-life-go?et_cid=5219899&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5219899&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fhow-deep-does-life-go%3fet_cid%3d5219899%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Mammals

Jazz piano by hedgehog

http://laughingsquid.com/hedgehog-inadvertently-plays-a-respectable-measure-of-jazz-just-by-walking-atop-piano-keys/

Free videos from Laughing squid

Tiger populations grow

http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?265197/Global-wild-tiger-population-increases-but-still-a-long-way-to-go

Press release, images from WWF

Wolf howls have regional dialects

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/wolves-have-local-howl-accents/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160406

Free audio file, transcript, links from Sci. Am.

Did that mummy wear trainers?

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/1500-year-old-mummy-looks-its-wearing-adidas-trainers

Complete, free report, links, image from IFLScience

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April oddities: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

April oddities: April 1-8

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Vertebrates

240 million year old blood vessels from reptile

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/polish-scientists-dig-up-240-million-year-old-fossilized-blood-vessels-the-oldest-ever-found/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160405

Free video from Sci. Am.

25 odd factoids to keep you awake thinking about them

http://www.scoopwhoop.com/Facts-That-Sound-Like-Bullshit-But-Are-Actually-True

Website

Arthropods

Parental care from 430 million years ago

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-arthopod-kite-runner-20160404-story.html

Full, free essay, image, link from LA times

305 million year old near-spider

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/305-million-year-old-almost-spider-unlocks-arachnid-history/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160401

Compete, free report, links, images from Sci. Am.

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Curious: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Equinox oddness: March 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 18, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016
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