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Strange summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015

Strange summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Spider swallowing during sleep? Not so much.

http://insects.about.com/od/insectfolklore/qt/spiders-swallowed-while-asleep.htm

Short, free note, links from About education

 

 

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August oddness: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

August oddness: Aug. 20-27

Thanks to 'net detectives Paul Blumstein and Pat Bowne

6 legs and more!

‚ÄčIs it just me or is it raining spiders?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150818-spiders-animals-science-flying-forests/

Complete, free report, images, links from Nat. Geo.

Lovely stag beetles

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Perfect-Pitch/biotechniques-352794.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=7d813c94c8-Sensory+Systems%3A+Perfect+Pitch-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-7d813c94c8-87291326

Short explanations, images, video from FeatureCreature

Not so many legs

Saved by the poop!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/poop-tree-kangaroo/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150825

Complete, free article, images from Sci. Am.

How the hummingbird's tongue works

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/08/reconsidering-hummingbird-feeding?et_cid=4755586&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video, links from R & D Mag.

How about a fox for a pet?

http://exoticpets.about.com/od/foxes/f/pet-fox-domesticated-foxes-foxes-as-pets.htm

Website

Giant flower about to bloom

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43809/title/Image-of-the-Day--Late-Bloomer/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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What: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Summer of the strange: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2015

Summer of the strange: Aug. 6-13

I don't like the expression on that horse's face!

Chttp://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0806/Horses-and-humans-share-facial-expressions-study-says

omplete, free report from Christ. Sci. Monitor

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Still odd: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Still odd: July 30-Aug. 6

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Mostly mammals

"Burpless" bovines in the future?

http://news.sciencemag.org/chemistry/2015/07/antiburp-compound-could-reduce-methane-emissions-cows

Short, free note from Science

Yikes, Little Red Riding Hood: a new wolf species!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150730-jackals-wolves-evolution-new-species-animals-africa/

Complete, free report, image, links from Nat. Geo.

What is the world's deadliest animal?

http://biggeekdad.com/2015/07/the-worlds-deadliest-animal/

Free website

Amphibians

Marsupial frogs

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/horned-treefrogs-and-other-marsupial-frogs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_

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

I toad you so: Giant squeeker frog

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/giant-squeaker-frog/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150731

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Defies description

Fractofusus: first reproductive animal?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/earliest-evidence-reproduction-complex-organism?et_cid=4712951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Biosci. Tech.

 

 

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Strange summer: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 27, 2015

Strange summer: July 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

What a lovely beach the parrot fish have pooped out!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/parrot-fish-poop-makes-beautiful-beaches/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Free video from Sci. Am.

>100 new spp. of sea critters

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=78985

Slideshow from NSF

Anna's hummingbird

https://vimeo.com/3331560

Website

10 unexpected things that are more likely to kill than a shark

http://ecology.about.com/od/Ecology-News/tp/10-Things-More-Likely-to-Kill-You-Than-A-Shark.htm

Website

 

 

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Oddities: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

Oddities: July 16-23

Incredible (and cute!) mammals

http://www.upworthy.com/are-you-aware-these-15-incredible-animals-exist-on-our-planet?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Slide show from The Upworthiest

"Feathered poodle from Hell"

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43558/title/-Feathered-Poodle-From-Hell--Dino-Found/

Short, free item, image, links from The Scientist

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Yowsers: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, July 11, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yowsers: July 9-16

Ouch!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/43484/title/Image-of-the-Day--Tick-Check/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The pitcher plant's pals

http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2815%2900657-0

Complete, free report, images, references from Curr. Biol.

 

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Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Amazement, past and present: June 2-9

Ancient animals

Why kitty what big teeth you grew--eventually

http://www.amnh.org/about-us/press-center/saber-toothed-cats-s-canines-took-years-to-grow

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

The nightmare critter of the Cambrian!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43428/title/Image-of-the-Day--Cambrian-Worm/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Current oddness

Cone snail source for 1000's of new drugs?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/killer-sea-snail-target-new-drugs?et_cid=4664392&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Sweet summer critters: June 26-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet summer critters: June 25-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Watch the Pennsylvania bald eagle nest live

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1592549&mode=2

Free website from PA Game Commission

Please see the water fleas!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43025/title/Water-Fleas--1755/

Complete, free report, image from The Scientist


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