by Piter Kehoma Boll
- Guess Who’s Chopping Down The Amazon Now? Since the deforestation of the Amazon Forest in Brazil started to fall, it started to rise in the neighbour countries.
- Species multiply as Earth heats up, just as in the tropics.
- One-fifth of invertebrate species at risk of extinction. Invertebrates are so important, yet so neglected!
- Science wins over creationism in South Korean. Aha! Deal with it!
- Creativity Predicts a Longer Life. Let’s brainstorm!
- New animal species now official when published online. A big step and less printing on paper!
- Lemon sharks ‘learn’ skill by watching each other. Nature is always surprising us!
- A New Kind of Monkey, With Colors That Set It Apart. It’s kinda disturbing to look at it…
- Men and Women Really Do See Things Differently. Hunters and Collectors genetically bound to us.
- Bacteria replicate close to the physica limit of efficiency. Escherichia coli, always impressive!
- Element 113 at last? Will the gap be filled?
- Tiny Carboniferous Steps. Brian Switek talks about the smallest known fossil vertebrate footprints.
- Sexual selection in the fossil record. How far can we guess the bizarre things hidden in the past?
- What’s Sexy to a Dinosaur? More about fossil sexual selection!
- Why do killer whales go through menopause? There are grannies even in the sea.
- Ruminations on sauropsid cheeks. Reptilian cows.
- Bumblebees Quickly Learn Best Paths to Sweet Flowers. Insects are way more intelligent than we think!
- A Cretaceous Haidomyrmex as the first trap-jaw ant? Even the earliest ants had complex jaws!
- What Do Animals Think of Their Dead? An interesting question!
- Nature’s hidden beauty – A tangent from Intro Bio. A nice post link photosynthesis, vision and pollination beautifully!
I had no particular art works to post this month, so I made some random search on deviantART and found some interesting paintings and I thought they would be worth sharing!
- Cat, by MGee-AD. I really like the face details. It’s as cute as a real cat!
- Puffin Couple, by Nairalin. Lovely!
- Northern Shoveler, by Misted-Dream. Serene!
- Dinosaur Art – The World’s Greatest Paleoart, by Titan Books, edited by Steve White. Read PK’s review here!
- The Smallest Known Tetrapod Footprints: Batrachichnus salamandroides from the Carboniferous of Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada. Ichnofossils are always interesting ways to know about the interactions of past beings with their environment.
- Evidence for a bacterial mechanism for group-specific social odors among hyenas. It’s an infected smelly group.
- Lesula: A New Species of Cercopithecus Monkey Endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Implications for Conservation of Congo’s Central Basin. The disturbing-to-look-at monkey,
- Rediscovery of the Bizarre Cretaceous Ant Haidomyrmex Dlussky (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), with Two New Species. Entraped in amber and having amazing jaws!
- Extreme Reproduction and Survival of a True Cliffhanger: The Endangered Plant Borderea chouardii (Dioscoreaceae). If it’s hard to find a seed disperser, use the pollinator for that too!
- Male Microchimerism in the Human Female Brain. Boys, your mom has a part of you in her brain, literally.
- Catapulting Tentacles in a Sticky Carnivorous Plant. This plant is though!
- The Power of Kawaii: Viewing Cute Images Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus. ^^
- A New Maatrichtian Species of the Centrosaurine Ceratopsid Pachyrhinosaurus from the North Slope of Alaska. Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum sp. nov., a new dinosaur!
- New Large Leptictid Insectivore from the Late Paleogene of South Dakota, USA. Megaleptictis altidens gen. et sp. nov., a new leptictid!
- A New Omonyid Primate from the Earliest Eocene of Southern England: First Phase of Microchoerine Evolution. Melanerevia schrevei sp. nov., a new (fossil) primate!
- Three new species of Monogenea (Platyhelminthes) parasites of fish in the Guandu river, southeastern Brazil. As you can see, there seems to be no limits for biodiversity findings!
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