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Yikes: Jan. 9-16

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hummin' and fightin'

https://www.the-scientist.com/image-of-the-day/image-of-the-day--fight-club-65309

Short explanation, image, link: Scientist

Migratory green darner dragonfly

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/green-darner-dragonflies-migrate-bit-monarch-butterflies

Complete, free report, graphics, link, refs.: Sci. news

Beavers build their house

https://biggeekdad.com/2011/06/the-beavers/

Short explanation, video: Big geek daddy

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Winter wowsers: Jan. 2-9

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Wha...: Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, December 29, 2018
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Wow: Dec. 19-26

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Life on earth: Dec. 12-19

Posted By David Evans, Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thanks to web detective Heiko Heisermann

Golden oldies

Ancient flying reptiles: newest research

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pterosaurs-just-keep-getting-weirder/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=evolution&utm_content=link&utm_term=2018-12-17_featured-this-week&spMailingID=58058191&spUserID=ODEzODU5NTc5OQS2&spJobID=1542395160&spReportId=MTU0MjM5NTE2MAS2

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

What killed the dinosaurs? Not definitive

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/we-still-dont-know-why-reign-dinosaurs-ended-180971040/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181214-daily-responsive&spMailingID=37937581&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1421601569&spReportId=MTQyMTYwMTU2OQS2

Complete, free report, links, image: Smithsonian

Modern life

Male peacock spider shows his stuff

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=184655

Press release: NSF

Dracula ant: fastest snap

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/science/dracula-ants-jaws-fastest.html?action=click&module=Discovery&pgtype=Homepage

Complete, free report, video, image, links: NY times

What's newt: newly discovered giant salamander

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/swampy-thing-the-giant-new-salamander-species-discovered-in-florida-and-alabama/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2018-12-17_more-stories

Full, free essay, images, links: Sci. Am.

Crying for fun and profit in Japan

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/577729/crying-man-japan/

Free website: Atlantic

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Lovely life: Dec. 5-12

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Biota: Nov. 28-Dec. 5

Posted By David Evans, Friday, November 30, 2018
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Living surprises: Nov. 21-28

Posted By David Evans, Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Odd autumn: Nov. 14-21

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Random biota

Their own supra-kingdom?

https://www.the-scientist.com/image-of-the-day/image-of-the-day--single-cell-surprises-65088

Free short explanation, image, links: Scientist

The earliest animals in Canadian shale

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/some-earth-s-first-animals-including-mysterious-alien-looking-creature-are-spilling-out?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-11-20&et_rid=51728656&et_cid=2500727

Full, free essay, images: Science

Life: the impossible journey?

https://source.wustl.edu/2018/11/replaying-the-tape-of-life-is-it-possible/

Free press release, links: Wash. U./SL

Ants at war!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-ants-immobilize-prey-acid-drag-back-nest-dismemberment-180970870/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181121-daily-responsive&spMailingID=37474810&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1402296043&spReportId=MTQwMjI5NjA0MwS2

Complete, free report, image, links: Smithsonian

Vertebrates

Electric fish: how did you get that big brain?

https://source.wustl.edu/2018/11/new-maps-hint-at-how-electric-fish-got-their-big-brains/

Free press release, images, links: Washington U./SL

Cube-shaped poop from wombats

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/18/scientists-unravel-secret-of-cube-shaped-wombat-faeces

Full, free essay, image, link: Guardian

The cat's tongue

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/how-do-cats-stay-so-clean-video-reveals-secrets-feline-tongue?utm_campaign=news_daily_2018-11-19&et_rid=51728656&et_cid=2498353

Free short explanation, video: Science

Listen to the killer whales

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-sounds-do-orcas-make?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0525e16553-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-0525e16553-66564973&ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_11_15_2018)&mc_cid=0525e16553&mc_eid=c78e42df3d

Complete, free report, links: Atlas obscura

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What the...: Nov. 7-14

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Not vertebrates

World' worst-smelling fruit on plane

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46120507

Complete, free report, images, links: BBC

Sorry: No scratch-and-sniff available!

The miraculous dragonfly

https://biggeekdad.com/2018/11/true-facts-about-dragonflies/

Free video: Scientist

The ever-stealthy moth

https://www.the-scientist.com/image-of-the-day/image-of-the-day--acoustic-camouflage-65080

Short, free item, images: Scientist

Vertebrates

Tool-making cockatoo

https://www.the-scientist.com/image-of-the-day/image-of-the-day--bird-brain-65071

Short, free item, image, link, video: Scientist

Is this the world's cutest animal?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/r/red-panda//?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=Editorial::add=Animals_20181108::rid=16835355955#/red-panada.JPG

Free image: Nat'l geo.

So many cat mummies!

https://www.livescience.com/64068-cat-mummies-ancient-egyptian-pyramid.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20181112-ls

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

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