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Springtime in odd town: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks to web detective Pat Bowne

Tetrapods

Bird singing

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/singin-rsquo-in-the-brain/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20170412

Graphic presentation: Sci. Am.

Pangolin cuddles in

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C48OHqQUoAAWFmc.jpg:large

Free image: PBS

Fish work together to solve problems

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-

39628773Complete, free report, links: BBC

Why are so many cave-dwelling critters blind?

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/04/scientists-uncover-why-some-cave-dwellers-go-blind?et_cid=5916912&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5916912&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: R&D mag.

Invertebrates

Brain-invading nematode in US

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/04/when-globalization-brings-brain-invading-worms/522153/

Full, free essay, links, image: Atlantic

Ant altruism

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127770-soldier-ants-carry-comrades-wounded-in-raids-back-to-base/

Complete, free report, video, links, ref.: New sci.

Tags:  ants care for the injured  bird song 

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Wonderful ife*: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017
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April fools' biota: March 25-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017

Cool critters

Badger buries cow

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/camera-trap-catches-badger-burying-cow

Complete, free report, video: Sci. news

Check out the Vizzie winners

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/winners_2017.jsp

Full, free image collection: NSF

Cats actually love us

http://www.livescience.com/58438-cats-like-people-more-than-food.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170331-ls

Full, free essay, links: Live sci.

Nobody at home now (or maybe never)

Animals that skipped town

http://www.livescience.com/58403-daring-zoo-animal-escapes.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170329-ls

Free slideshow: Live sci.

Migrating insects

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surprise-trillions-of-insects-migrate/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170331

Short, free item, graphic: Sci. Am.

Passed predators

Newly discovered Tyrannid could detect temperature changes

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep44942

Full, free article, linked cites., images: Nature

Smilodon's (=saber-toothed cat) smile?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/drawing-out-a-sabercats-smile/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_

Full, free essay, images, links: Sci. Am.

Australian tiger photo was a hoax

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-ozenkadnook-tiger-photo-revealed-as-a-hoax/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170330

Complete, free report, ref., images: Sci. Am. 

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Life is springing up: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 23, 2017

4-legs and lovin' it!

Re-thinking the dinosaur family tree

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/anatomy-analysis-suggests-new-dinosaur-family-tree

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

That frog croaked!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-the-geni-river-frog/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170327

Full, free essay, images, ref: Sci. Am.

We're funny but fine!

Transparent animals

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/see-through-camouflage-transparent-eels/

Full, free slide show, links, video: Nat'l geo.

The Sonoran desert is aflame with flowers and butterflies!

http://www.livescience.com/58099-butterflies-of-the-american-deserts-photos.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170327-ls

Full, free slide show: Live sci.

Shocking larvae!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/caterpillar-hawk-moth-snake-eye-animals/

Complete, free report, images, video, links: Nat'l. geo.

Odd, even for a squid

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=82007

Press release, image, links: NSF

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St. Pat's oddities: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017
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Cheer up, winter nearly done: March 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 10, 2017
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The March hares: March 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 2, 2017
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The march of the strange: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Odd balls: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Odd valentine: Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Web's weird Wednesday

Nematodes in the lungs!

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2016-218320.full

Short, free item,  linked cites., images, video BMJ case rep.

Really? Plant nerurobiology?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/48028/title/Can-Plants-Learn-to-Associate-Stimuli-with-Reward-/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=42572365&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Im4PWHRu_cSc1cHKpxHfiR8BysrcAepJ2BOfloG8TtgB0AJPSTtgucFKZpycrxyd6Y5MwKmhJjtvH9MSW85mpDr2-Sw&_hsmi=42572365/

Complete, free report, links: Scientist

Old, old reptiles

Evidence of live birth in ancient swimming reptiles

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14445

Full, free article, linked cites., images: Nature

The Marshosaurus just don't get no respect!

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/marshosaurus-the-jurassics-forgotten-carnivore/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170215

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

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