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Winter of wonders: Dec. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 11, 2014
Updated: 17 hours ago

Winter of wonders: Dec. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detectives Henriette Evans and Paul Blumstein

Folks

What serious diseases did George Washington suffer from?

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/george-washingtons-medical-chart/

Full, free essay from PBS

Gifts

Science related gifts

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/12/10/10-original-gifts-for-science-and-art-geeks/

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

Finger puppets of scientists and more: gift guide

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-355455.html#.VIsyX9LF_TQ

Site from BioTechniq.

Grab-bag of odd

Simpsons characters and text generator write article!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/12/08/two-scientific-journals-accepted-a-study-by-maggie-simpson-and-edna-krabappel

Complete, free report, links from The Washington Post

Check out these science music videos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/12/14/the-greatest-science-music-video-parodies-continue/

Free, short explanations, videos from Sci. Am.

Balloon beast from 520 million years ago

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/11007/20141209/fossil-of-ancient-balloon-shaped-animal-found.htm

Short, free item, image, link to original article from Nature World News



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Wow: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Wow: Dec. 4-11

Humans

Watson's Nobel Prize medal sold for $4.1

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41594/title/Watson-Sells-Nobel-for--4-1M/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Where did we put those 100 brains?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41573/title/Missing-Brains-Found/

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Critters on dry land

Meet the black and rufous sengi

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41599/title/Image-of-the-Day--Scarce-Sengi/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Rescue roaches come to your aid!

http://media.science360.gov/audio/podcast/roach_responders.mp3

Free audio file from NSF

The life aquatic

Anglerfish

http://www.upworthy.com/monster-is-too-gentle-a-word-for-what-their-camera-captured?c=upw1

Short note, image, video from The Upworthiest

A shocking development: the electric eel

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/12/electric-eels-deliver-taser-shocks?et_cid=4302124&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Ribbons in the sea: moray eel larvae

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/artful-amoeba/2014/12/03/wonderful-things-the-giant-transparent-ribbons-of-eel-larvae/

Full, free blog, videos, reference, links from Sci. Am.

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Wonders to behold: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Wonders to behold: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Six-legged help for a cleaner NYC

Shttp://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429983.700-armies-of-ants-keep-new-york-squeaky-clean.html

hort, free report, links from New Sci.


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What you can't unread: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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The unexpected: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The unexpected: Nov. 13-20

Thanks to 'net detective Volh Minich

47 million year old pregnant horse

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/11/11/mind-blowing-fossil-preserves-tiny-horse-carrying-unborn-foal/

Short, free item, image from Sci. Am.

Mel Brooks does a humorus autopsy for med students

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOdFTF6xNfk

Short clip from Dracula: dead and loving provided by YouTube



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A November to remember: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A November to remember: Nov. 6-13

Bodacious bees battle

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/141110-bees-warfare-hives-australia-insects-animals-science/

Full, free essay, images from Nat. Geo.

Biobots or do you have a bug in your office?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/cockroach-cyborgs-use-microphones-detect-trace-sounds?et_cid=4250276&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, image from R&D Mag.

Queen termite

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/11/05/long-live-the-morbidly-obese-termite-queen-and-her-terrifying-army-of-sweat-licking-babies/

Complete, free report, video, images, links, all from Sci. Am.

Do you know what a pangolin is?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41409/title/Image-of-the-Day--Arresting-Armor/

Free short explanation, image from The Scientist

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The autumn of the odd: Oct. 30-Nov.6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 30, 2014
Updated: Monday, November 03, 2014

The autumn of the odd: Oct. 30-Nov.6

Hiss: I can see you in the dark!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41352/title/Image-of-the-Day--Sixth-Sense/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

Are fish really that stupid?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/research-reveals-fish-are-smarter-we-thought?et_cid=4237311&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Winners of the Small Wonders contest

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/small-wonders-20-winning-images-depict-life-under-the-microscope-slide-show1/

Free slide show from Sci. Am.


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Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Interesting stuff: Oct. 23-30

What the gladiators ate

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/roman-gladiators-drank-ash-energy-drink-141027.htm

Full free essay, slide show from Discovery News

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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