by Piter Kehoma Boll
- How useful is whole genome sequencing to predict disease?, an enlightening article about the false idea that genome sequencing may simply predict all genetic diseases.
- Dengue virus makes mosquitoes better spreaders, one more case where a parasite manipulate its host’s behaviour to spread more successfully.
- One-ton feathered dinosaur found: fluffy and fierce, Yutyrannus huali, a distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus, had feathers over its body.
- Infectious selflessness, ants find an alternative way to deal with fungus infection, spreading it across the colony to dilute it.
- In the heat for a moment: poor male pandas, their lives could have been filled with frustrations, but they managed to adapt.
- “Lost” long-fingered frog found in Africa, species rediscovered after 62 yeas.
- How coral bleaching could lead to famine: one more point about how climatic changes may be a disaster to everyone.
- Carnivores make low estimates of animal minds, by denying that their victims suffer, they can eat them without guilt in their hearts, just like some religious people, right?
- “Strawberry” Leopard Discovered – A First, an unusual, never-seen-before color for a leopard found in South Africa.
- Penguins from Space, high-resolution images from satellites double the known population of emperor penguins.
- Melting Glaciers liberate ancient microbes, it’s like a thriller, but real!
- Dinosaurs grew to outpace their young, now that’s weird…
- Rare protozoan from sludge in Norwegian lake does not fit on main braches of tree of life, an interesting creature that may reflect what one of the first eukaryotes looked like.
- Cave bacteria finding suggest ancient origins of antibiotic-resistand superbugs, maybe its not all our fault afterall.
- 60 tuatara moved to predator-free New Zeland island, let’s hope it helps them…
- Drilling into the history of Tube Worms, by Brian Switek, about the unknown predator that drilled into the tubes of fossil serpulids, from this article at PLoS One.
- Mitochondria are related to ocean bacteria, but not the ones we tought, by Jennifer Frazer, about the recently discovered relationships between mitochondria and the bacteria they came from, published at PLoS One.
- Ichthyovenator: The sail-backed fish hunter of Laos, by Brian Switek, about the first and somewhat unusual asian spinosaurid, described here, unfortunately the paper is not available for free.
- Xenoturbellida, at Teaching Biology, talking about this intriguing phylum.
- Ryan et al.’s New perspectives on Horned Dinosaurs: a review, by Darren Naish at Tetrapod Zoology, a recomended reading for those interested in ceratopsians, a topic already discussed here under some aspects.
- What trees tell us when we stand close and listen, a nice and poetic post about trees and our relationship with nature.
- Frog on Lily Pad, amazing shot with the contrasting sizes of these two living beings.
- Kraisers Crown 2, by bengtsgard, a beautiful shot showing the amazing colors of this species.
- The Wildlife Art of Carel Pieter Brest van Kempen, it’s worth taking a look!
- Ontogenetic and evolutionary effects of predation and competition on nine-spined stickleback (Pungitus pungitus) body size, oh, the good old sticklebacks!
- Sharing more than friendship, humans and dogs are so close that they share even the same nasal bacteria!
- Proliferation of Hydroelectric Dams in the Andean Amazon and Implications for Andes-Amazon Connectivity, dams, damn! Politicians should read such publications…
- The impact of long-term exposure to space environment to adult mammalian organisms, so do you plan to live in space? It would be better to read that.
- Number Concepts without number lines in an indigenous group of Papua New Guinea, I like so much this kind of studies about our human way to see the abstract world!
- Sensitivity of Metrics of Phylogenetic Structure to Scale, Source of Data and Species Pool of Hummningbird Assemblages along Elevational Gradients, I also like a lot those articles relating phylogenetic and ecological aspects!