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What is that thing?

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: 3 hours ago
Wow: July 24-31
Octopus: be careful!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2014/07/22/female-octopus-strangles-mate-then-eats-him/

Full, free blog, links from
Sci. Am.

What about electric fish?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Electric-Fish-The-Shocking-Truth/biotechniques-352911.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=caa969ee5e-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-caa969ee5e-87291326#.U9LDB9JdXzg

Full, free essay, image, reference from
BioTechniq.

Jealous Fido!


http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/us-usa-dogs-jealousy-idUSKBN0FS2G520140723

Complete, free report from
Reuters

I never thought it possible: July 17-24

Backbones

Who is the best sniffer among mammals? Surprise!

http://www.livescience.com/46940-elephant-genes-sense-of-smell.html

Complete, free essay, links from
LiveScience

Moose drool saves its hooves!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25938-zoologger-moose-dribble-turns-off-grasss-toxic-defences.html

Full, free report, links from
New Sci.

Tremendous turtle

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76705

Press release, image from NSF

No backbones

Parasite flees flea


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1105786?query=TOC

Free short note, videos from
New Engl. j. Med.

Big bug

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/07/22/largest-aquatic-insect-in-the-world-found-in-china/

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Wonderful life: July 10-17
Thanks this week to 'net detective Vuvi Nguyen

Comparisons between the World Cup and the Ph.D.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1329

Free website

Elephant dung beetles do their thing to music

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40398/title/Doodoo-Rendezvous/

Free video from
The Scientist

Don't forget to take your moth to lunch: Moth Week!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/national-moth-week-2014/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140715

Short, free item, links, images from
Sci. Am.

Ancient arachnid locomotion

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28166504

Complete, free report from BBC News

Jumpin' July: July 3-10
Legs

Big bird

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/07/07/extinct-bird-giant-wingspan/12087039/

Newspaper story

Mosquitoes smell malaria carriers

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-malaria-odor-mosquitoes-20140630-story.html

Newspaper story

No legs

The "brain" of a comb jelly

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Ctenophores-Have-a-Mind-of-Their-Own/biotechniques-352543.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=32bc2469ea-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-32bc2469ea-87291326#.U7xCo9ddXzg

Full, free article, image from BioTechniq.

Jeepers, it's summer: June 26-July 3
Watch the light show of the disco clam

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/06/young-researcher-discovers-source-disco-clams%E2%80%99-light-show?et_cid=4015185&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free article, video (with music!), image from R&D Mag.

It's slime mold time!

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40362/title/Image-of-the-Day--Mold-Muster/

Short explanation, image from
The Scientist

Have you seen the micrograph display at Dulles airport?

http://www.nigms.nih.gov/Education/life-magnified/Pages/default.aspx

Free website from NIH

This is GREAT news: June 19-26

Why sex is good for you

http://www.upworthy.com/no-wonder-we-think-about-sex-so-much?c=upw1

Full, free diagram from The Upworthiest

Yikes: June 12-19

The whale's vagina

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2014/06/11/getting-to-know-whale-vaginas-in-seven-steps/

Full, free blog, images, links from
Sci. Am.

Who's the best dad of all?

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131720&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Press release, image from NSF

Giardia line this gerbil's intestines

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40218/title/Image-of-the-Day--Intestinal-Invaders/

Short explanation, SEM from The Scientist

June is jumping: June 5-12

8-legged wonders

Sperm plugging spiders

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40185/title/Spiders-Try-to-Ensure-Paternity/

Brief explanation, image from
The Scientist

"Mitey" interesting


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40155/title/Image-of-the-Day--Elaborate-Exoskeleton/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

4 legs is enough to scare the pants off me!

Yes: I know, you needed a nightmare this evening. So here it is:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/2014/06/09/for-the-love-of-crocodylomorphs/

Free, full article, images from Sci. Am.

Silly season: May 29-June 5
Thanks this week to 'net detective Krista Rompolski

Squirrel tissue in the buttock

http://www.medpagetoday.com/EmergencyMedicine/EmergencyMedicine/45976?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2014-05-28&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WC&eun=g785366d0r&userid=785366&email=klrompolski@gmail.com&mu_id=6029631

Short, free note from
Medpage Today

15 million year old tick may have carried Lyme disease

http://www.livescience.com/46007-lyme-disease-ancient-amber-tick.html

Full, free item, image from LiveScience

Time of wonder: May 22-29


You want cute? Try the pygmy anteater

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/05/22/pygmy-anteaters-look-like-small-dusty-puppets-brought-to-life/

Complete, free story, images, links, video from
Sci. Am.

Dried human tears magnified

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-microscopic-structures-of-dried-human-tears-180947766/

Full, free report, images from The Smithsonian


Mysterious May: May 15-22

Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
The world's oldest sperm

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/worlds-oldest-petrified-sperm-found-its-huge-n104801

Full, free article, image from NBC News

The smart honey badger

http://biggeekdad.com/2014/04/honey-badger-escape/

Free video from website


The Megalonyx that never was

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-geology/2014/05/15/thomas-jeffersons-patriotic-monsters/

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

Will this be the largest dinosaur ever?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/05/19/scientists-claim-worlds-largest-dinosaur-find/

Newspaper story, image

What the heck: May 8-15


Very vertebrate

Sex? No thanks--the strange life of those lizards


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/asexual-lizards/

Full, free report, links, image from
Sci. Am.

Six legs and loving it!

The tongue of the moth


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39940/title/Image-of-The-Day--Poised-to-Probe/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

 Insects: yummo--let's have dinner!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-eat-insects/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140512

Full, free Q&A from Sci. Am.


The May of madness: May 1-8

Who's the fastest? Mite you know?

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/30/fastest-animals-science-mites-record/

Full, free blog, images from
Nat'l. Geo.

The cartwheeling spider!

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2014/04/30/this-spider-rollin-they-hatin-new-species-of-cartwheeling-spider-discovered/

Full, free report, image, video from
Sci. Am.

What is the most dangerous animal? Surprising answer

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/the-deadliest-animal-in-the-world/1eoj3mi

Free video from
MSN

Strange spring: April 24-May 1
Ancient days and ancient nights

500 million year old heart found


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/04/half-billion-year-old-heart-found-more-complex-today%E2%80%99s?et_cid=3902736&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report, images from
Biosi. Tech.

An asteroid created instant fossils

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25462-instant-fossils-found-trapped-in-asteroid-impact-glass.html

Short explanation, image from
New Sci.

Marine marvels

Did you get my bill? How swordfish kill

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/speedy-fishs-swordlike-bill-serves-as-multifunctional-killing-tool1/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140428

Full, free article, video from
Sci. Am.

The quacking whale


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39804/title/The-Whale-That-Quacked/

Short, free note, links, image from
The Scientist

It's not a bird, it's not a speeding locomotive, it's Super Shrimp!

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/21670

Press release, video, images from UC/Riverside

The unusual: April 17-24
Thanks this week to Vuvi Nguyen
C-section saves turtle's life

http://www.muldersworld.com/photo.asp?id=16240

Free, short note, images from
Mulder's World

The joking crow


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/2014/04/16/crows-like-my-pal-george-arent-just-smart-theyre-also-jokers/

Full, free blog from
Sci. Am.

Beyond odd: April 10-17

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Zombies!

Plants, bugs: where will it end!!??

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-turn-plants-and-insects-into-zombies/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140410

Full, free item from
Sci. Am.

Anti-zombie spray: save yourselves!


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/04/06/zombie-apocalypse-survival-chemistry-death-cologne/

Short, free note, video from Sci. Am.

Mammals...maybe

The decaying body

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/what-happens-to-your-body-after-you-die/

Full, free animation from
Sci. Am.

Did they have a live chupacabra?


http://www.wtop.com/?nid=893&sid=3597279

Free video from
WTOP

Cute rat

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/2014/04/16/wordless-wednesday-pouched-rat-having-a-treat/

Short, free explanation, video from
Sci. Am.

Not mammals

How smart are crows?


https://in.lifestyle.yahoo.com/blogs/she/are-crows-the-most-brilliant-of-birds-091426117.html

Short, free blog, video from
Yahoo

The foot of the mite

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/image-of-the-week/2014/04/10/a-mitey-claw/

Short explanation, image from Sci. Am.


April foolishness: April 3-10
Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
Phood phantasies


Cheeteau: The cheetos perfume


http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/cheetos-perfume

Brief note, image from Delish

Eight food pranks

http://www.urbanspoon.com/articles/13403-april-fools-day-eight-of-the-best-food-pranks

From the Urbanspoon 


Just interesting

Living oarfish

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtful-animal/2014/04/07/more-oarfish-and-this-time-theyre-alive/

Short, free essay, images, videos from Sci. Am.


The zebra's stripes and those biting flies


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/scientists-solve-riddle-zebras%E2%80%99-stripes?et_cid=3859063&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article from R&D Mag.


The silly season: March 27-April 3
Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
Winged worries
Bird-eating spider


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT_4YrUrHcU&feature=youtu.be

Full, free video from YouTube

The magpie and the puppy

http://www.youtube.com/embed/qoaEBb4IN4Q?rel=0

Complete, free video from YouTube

Mostly mammals

Man does C-section on porcupine, saves baby

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268744/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=vroWZsZa

Short, free story from AP

So two atoms walk into a bar and...

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/04/periodic-puns-chemistry-jokes-time-april-fools%E2%80%99-day?et_cid=3858004&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free video from R&D Mag.

Photos of extinct animals


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/10-extinct-animals-lost-to-planet-earth-but-preserved-in-photographs-excerpt-photo-essay/?page=1

Brief notes and images from Sci. Am.

The zoo that we call our body


http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/1414c082-f6ba-41db-9d65-b5cd47281a07

Free video from MSN

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