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Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, 17 hours ago
Updated: 17 hours ago

Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

Megalodon, largest shark ever: what difference did its extinction make?

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111086

Complete, free article, linked citations, graphic from PLoS One


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Weirder every day: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The wonderful world: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The wonderful world: Oct. 9-16

Dry and dandy

The gecko stops by for a drink

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41175/title/Image-of-the-Day--Lapping-Lizard/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Family forced from home by spiders

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3719775

Short, free account from WTOP

Pretty young bugs

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41204/title/Image-of-the-Day--Voracious-Vectors/

Brief explanation, image from The Scientist

The life aquatic

Scots woman with 7.5 cm leech in nose

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29595164

Full, free story, audio file from BBC

Listening to the voices of the baby fishes

http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/news-events/press-releases/2014/new-study-first-to-document-the-voices-of-fish-larvae/

Press release from Univ. Miami

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Autumn of the odd: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Autumn of the odd: Oct. 2-9

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Yes, they have backbones

Ever heard of A.W. Lawson? Here may be why:

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-lawsonomy

Full, free article, images, video from Wired

Slithering serpents and traipsing tapirs!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/09/29/neat-news-from-the-tetzoosphere/

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

Nope: no backbones

Good news: more monarchs maybe

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41152/title/Image-of-the-Day--Monarch-Mob/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

The blue lips of photosynthesis!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/giant-clams-iridescent-lips-snatch-solar-energy/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141003

Full, free report, image from Sci. Am.

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Funky Fall: Sept. 25-Oct 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014

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Silly September:Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silly September: 18-25

Turn that chin wagging into electricity!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29209200

Complete, free report, images from BBC

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Summer still sizzlin' some places: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014

Summer sizzlin' some places: Sept. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Save that fishy!

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3702370

Full, free story from WTOP

Ig Nobel prizes: pork up the nose and more

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/ig-nobel-winner-using-pork-stop-nosebleeds?et_cid=4162644&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Phony phacts: 10% of the brain and more

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=3&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/bc1922a1-4100-4072-9e32-2e018f27c6c7

Free video from MSN

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Strange September: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Thursday, September 04, 2014

Strange September: Sept. 4-11

Dendrogrammatidae: some on my pizza?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40929/title/Image-of-the-Day--Marine-Mushrooms-/

Free, short explanation, image from The Scientist

Nocturnal but 300 million year old. How do you know?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/03/us-science-noctural-idUSKBN0GY2KA20140903

Complete, full report, image from Reuters

Lots of lizard: largest land animal?

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132578&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

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Silly summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Silly summer: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

See Dumbo, the octopus!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2014/08/27/dumbo-octopus-gives-rare-view-video-2/

Complete, free report, video from Sci. Am.

Look at what the halophiles did!

http://news.msn.com/world/natural-wonders-pink-lakes-and-beaches-1#image=1

Free slide show from MSN

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Simmering summer of links: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simmering summer of links: Aug. 21-28

All at sea


A head scratcher: dandruff fungus in deep sea vents

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2014/08/21/dandruff-causing-skin-fungi-discovered-unexpectedly-in-deep-sea-vents-eel-guts/

Full, free blog, images, link, all from
Sci. Am.

The immortal jellyfish

http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/62596d44-7e96-434b-8340-ba8bf39667f6

Free video file from MSN

Whoa: how do you glow?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/behind-marine-creature%E2%80%99s-bright-green-fluorescent-glow?et_cid=4027168&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Animal oddities

Look who's inspecting your books: pseudoscorpions!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/08/25/these-tiny-scorpions-would-like-to-perform-an-important-inspection-of-your-old-book-collection-please/

Complete, free blog, image from
Sci. Am.

The neuroscience behind the superheroes


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/marvel-comics-gets-inside-the-heads-of-the-avengers1/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140821

Full, free essay, image from Sci. Am.

Are animal languages fundamentally similar to humans'?

http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/animal-speech-shows-similarities-human-language

Short, free note from Science


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