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Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated: 8 hours ago

Hmm: Feb. 26-March 5

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Giant virus

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/giant-virus-revealed-3-d-using-x-ray-laser?et_cid=4443105&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Starfish and its babies

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42282/title/Image-of-the-Day--Sea-Star-Nursery/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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What have we here: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 19, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What have we here: Feb. 19-26

World pangolin day!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/02/21/species-snapshot-sunda-pangolin/

Short explanation, image from Sci. Am.

A beautiful sea snail

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42202/title/Image-of-the-Day--Nifty-Nudibranch/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Fatberg in Welch sewer

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31367573

Complete, free report, video from BBC

Transparent fish

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42264/title/Image-of-the-Day--See-Through-Fish/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist


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Oh no, say it isn't so: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

Oh no, say it isn't so: Feb. 12-19

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

The insightful crow

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/crows-understand-analogies/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150211

Full, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Valentine rotifer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42140/title/Image-of-the-Day--Heart-shaped-Rotifer/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

A collection of unusual animal photos

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MjE0NTQ4Mw==&mid=200115697&idx=6&sn=74ffa17c3f3374553c6261be656fbb15

Website


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You want odd? We got odd: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 05, 2015
Updated: Monday, February 09, 2015

You want odd? We got odd: Feb. 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Cockroaches with personalities

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/04/even-cockroaches-have-different-personalities-scientists-find

Complete, free report, link to abstract from The Guardian

The unseen world

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FiZqn6fV-4Y

TED lectures


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What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

What the heck: Jan. 29-Feb. 5

The life aquatic

Divers: don't scare the whale!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530064.700-sperm-whales-emergency-evacuation-of-its-bowels.html

Complete, free report, links, image from New Sci.

Don't croak when you see them: odd frogs

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2015/02/01/pig-nosed-or-shovel-nosed-frogs/

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

That cell: bigger than a bread box?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42030/title/Image-of-the-Day--Foot-long-Cell/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Landlubbers

Hide the cheese: Extinct rodent was bull-sized

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31111843

Complete, free report, image from BBC

They say it's the fastest but it is really just a cheetah

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/30/saharan-cheetah-revealed/

Full, free essay, images, link from Sci. Am.

Vote for the best lab parody of the year

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-356366.html#.VMvDYdLF_TT

Songs from BioTechniq.



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Not what I was expecting: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Not what I was expecting: Jan. 22-29

Great snakes: they're older than we thought!

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/27/us-science-snakes-idUKKBN0L02CM20150127

Full, free essay, images from Reuters

Shark mates, gives birth 4 years later

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-term-sperm-shark-gives-birth-4-years-after-contact-with-male/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150128

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Fish living under antarctic ice shelf

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/discovery-fish-live-beneath-antarctica1/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150122

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.


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The funny page: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The funny page: Jan. 15-22

Legs

Ancient scorpion the first to scamper on land?

http://www.livescience.com/49451-ancient-scorpion-fossil-land.html

Complete, free report, image, links from LiveScience

The egg of the hoopoe

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41934/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bacterial-Artists/

Short, free explanation, image, reference from The Scientist

Meet the real Paddington Bear

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2015/01/16/real-paddington-cute-endangered/

Full, free essay, preview of film, videos from Sci. Am.

No legs

The snail with the killer insulin! Yikes!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150119-cone-snail-venom-insulin-fish-animal-ocean-science/

Complete, free report, video, images from Nat'l. Geo.

Slithering shovel nose

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41896/title/Image-of-the-Day--Swift-Snake/

Short, free explanation, image, reference from The Scientist


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Strange still: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Strange still: Jan. 8-15

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Mammals

Why do squirrels go nuts?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-ground-squirrels-go-ninja-over-nothing

Full, free essay, images, video from Sci. News

Human rights for Sandra

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/argentina-grants-an-orangutan-human-like-rights/?WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20150112

Full, free article, image from Sci. Am.

Not mammals

Avian Michelangelo: the bower bird

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/not-bad-science/2015/01/07/what-makes-bowerbirds-such-good-artists/

Full, free essay, images, video, reference from Sci. Am.

How amphibian skulls develop

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/divergent-skull?et_cid=4354038&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Sea spider

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77817

Short explanation, image from NSF

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Stormy weather, calm links: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, January 05, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Stormy weather, calm links: Jan. 1-8

Fanged frog fetus

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/31/us-science-frog-idUSKBN0K918K20141231

Complete, free report, image from Reuters

Eye see you!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41852/title/Image-of-the-Day--Spider-Eyes/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist


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Laughing links: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 26, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Laughing links: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Oldest known vertebrate retinas

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms6920.epdf?referrer_access_token=YNInT7wdeynYtMjXnU3LrNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Mniw_n-lzfw63fFx2vLL-DhMmDBASJL2riPWid1U0P62xXGIsZV7LjhQMEWifnBokAA3tWME1x234eWiVUcK6N

Complete, free article, images, linked citations from Nature

Anaconda parody

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/12/30/hip-hop-evolution-anaconda-educational-version/

Short, free blog, animation from Sci. Am.

Hail o conquering ant!

http://www.oist.jp/news-center/news/2014/12/24/ants-conquered-world

Press release, images from Okinawa Inst. Sci. Tech.

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