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Wonderful life*: Jan. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, 12 hours ago

Chameleons glow in UV light

https://www.livescience.com/61454-chameleons-bones-glow.html

Complete, free report, images, video: Live sci.

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Biota news: Jan. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thanks to web detective A. J. Petto

Very vertebral

Wonderful animal hugs: bears, lions, koalas, more

https://biggeekdad.com/2018/01/nothing-better-animal-hug/

Free videos: Big geek daddy

Winged, iridescent dinosaur

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2018/01/rainbow-dinosaur-had-iridescent-feathers-hummingbird?et_cid=6235674&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6235674&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story, image: R&D mag.

Rare black maned wolf

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/a-wolf-of-a-different-color/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2018-01-11_more-stories

Complete, free report, image: Sci. Am.

Predatory birds using fire

https://www.livescience.com/61375-fire-spreading-raptors.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180113-ls

Full, free essay, links, images: Live sci.

Insist on insects!

Fruit flies taste calcium

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/second-opinion-taste-sensors-1.4485029

Full, free essay, links: CBC news

Butterflies and moths evolved first then flowers

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/e1701568.full

Complete, free report, linked cites, graphics: Science

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Biota of 2018: Jan. 3-10

Posted By David Evans Dr., Thursday, January 4, 2018

One fancy spider

https://www.livescience.com/61318-peacock-spider-smallest-rainbow.html

Complete, free report, images, links: Live sci.

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New year of odd: Dec. 27-Jan. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 28, 2017
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Strangely believable: Dec. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 20, 2017

You heard it here first!

Animal comedians

https://biggeekdad.com/2017/12/wildlife-comedy-photography-awards-2017/

Free video: Big geek daddy

Behold the turkey vulture: sniffer extraordinaire!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/turkey-vultures-have-keen-sense-smell-and-now-we-know-why-180967599/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171221-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32354113&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1182711787&spReportId=MTE4MjcxMTc4NwS2

Full, free essay, links, images: Smithsonian

Planarian regeneration

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/classroom-activities-planaria-regeneration-activity?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=9d4de6868b-BioInteractive_News_Vol_107_2017_12_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-9d4de6868b-69325713

Free classroom activity: HHMI

Ancient or obscure

She was the first scientist to ID a living coelacanth

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1930s-curator-discovered-living-fossil-well-sort-180967616/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171222-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32365792&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1182815602&spReportId=MTE4MjgxNTYwMgS2

Full, free essay, image, links: Smithsonian

Oldest fossils

https://www.livescience.com/61232-oldest-known-fossils.html

Complete, free report, links, images: Live sci.

Yikes: Canadian sea monster--500 million years ago

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/12/scientists-finally-describe-500-million-year-old-sea-predator?et_cid=6217479&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6217479&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free article, image: R&D mag. 

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What the....: Dec. 6-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Jon Jackson and Paul Blumstein

No backbones

Are insects crawling out of your holiday decorations?

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20171206/bugs-in-the-christmas-tree-shake-relax-decorate

Full, free article: Web MD

This decorator crab is ready for Christmas!

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2017/december/crabs-decorating-behavior-predator/

Press release, image: U. Delaware

Whip scorpions

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50947/title/Meet-the-Arachnid-That-May-Add-a-New-Chapter-to-the-Book-on-Sensory-Biology/&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59454599&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9rJxSjjomgCBpKf2hcFwgd_jPfKKTf7T1R6xPQhpjk_3HD99xM7VjQ82Wj7zBoRq4qplaD1881lQf-lVr7Bq0abXrcWA&_hsmi=59454599

Full, free article, links, image: Scientist

Dinosaur tick

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tick-feasted-dino-blood-found-trapped-amber-180967539/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171213-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32244683&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1181709987&spReportId=MTE4MTcwOTk4NwS2

Complete, free report, image, links: Smithsonian

Roundworms in the gut

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1703094?query=TOC

Short, free item, images: New Engl. j. med.

The super light weight champion boxer: mantis shrimp

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51065/title/Kung-Fu-Shrimp/&utm_campaign=TS_Daily_Dec%2011-15_Quintiles&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=59258721&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-868WTuiBbLRYXZd6_TtvMeJUfkfelcle0WHyZPQsjgaypFh3965UQSLtoH3XhonHVZEXDleNsS33jIOBeh8iSAlbcfOw&_hsmi=59258721

Free video: Scientist

Big things

Biggest bony fish

https://www.livescience.com/61124-worlds-heaviest-bony-fish-found.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171207-ls

Full, free essay, image, links: Live sci.

What is the biggest living thing?

https://www.livescience.com/61116-mule-deer-are-eating-pando.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171207-ls

Full, free story, image, links: Live sci.

The marsupial lion

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/laelaps/paleo-profile-shoutens-marsupial-lion/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-12-14_more-stories

Full, free article, links, image: Sci. Am.

Vertebrates

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer's genome

https://www.biotechniques.com/news/366497

Full, free essay, ref.: BioTechniq.

Why no sea snakes in Atlantic?

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/why-are-there-no-sea-snakes-in-the-atlantic/

Press release, images, video, link: Florida museum

Tool making cockatoo

https://biggeekdad.com/2016/11/cockatoos-making-tools/

Free video: Big geek daddy

Microwave a hard boiled egg: damage your hearing?

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/microwaved-hard-boiled-eggs-can-explode-bang-isnt-worst-part

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

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Strange autumn: Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Now we know: Nov. 15-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

The tongue dislocated to cheek

Find out about marshmallow farming

https://biggeekdad.com/2015/11/marshmallow-farming/

Short, free item, video, link: Big geek daddy

Now you are hooked!

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/51001/title/Image-of-the-Day--Gut-Sweet-Home/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58705186&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8Q8a0AoTF7nwx0p0xbjrkb782xxgHDM7TquxQHP_aks9j1XwGV2YbA9JSvsyG8RdAwtB2A8OJ334reaH_SgCyoOmS69Q&_hsmi=58705186

Free image: Scientist

Avian antics

Check out the rare Tasmanian parrot

https://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/lotl-kiwi-vin?source=relatedvideo

Free video: Nat'l geo.

Reading the finch's mind

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609032/scientists-can-read-a-birds-brain-and-predict-its-next-song/

Press release, links, image: MIT

All wet

Whales, dolphins, that big brain, and sociality

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cetaceans-rsquo-big-brains-are-linked-to-their-rich-social-life/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-11-28_more-stories

Full, free essay: Sci. Am.

Comb jellies, adaptations, and bioluminescence

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=133142

First in series of linked discussions: NSF

The endangered axolotl

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biologys-beloved-amphibian-the-axolotl-is-racing-toward-extinction1/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-11-20_more-stories

Full, free story, image, links: Sci. Am.

Old stuff

Yes or no: are birds dinosaurs?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/the-birds-are-not-dinosaurs-movement/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-11-15_more-stories

Complete, free report: figs., refs.: Sci. Am.

Oldest form of life on earth

https://www.livescience.com/60962-living-fossils-of-oldest-life-tasmania.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171116-ls

Complete, free report, links, images: Life sci.

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Wow: Nov. 8-15

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

Frozen baby cave lion found

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/frozen-remains-cave-lion-cub-siberia-russia-spd/

Complete, free report, image, links: Nat'l. geo.

Before the dinosaurs: a greater extinction event

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=133091

Series of images: NSF

Fish's rod cells do double duty

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/11/eaao4709.full

Full, free essay, linked cites., graphics, refs.: Sci advance.

 

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A November to remember: Nov. 1-8 (with apologies to "The Fantastics"

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 2, 2017
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