by Piter Kehoma Boll
- 11 of the Fastest Growing Green Jobs, at National Geographic. Are you going to pick any of them?
- The Human Microbiome Project, created to provide a baseline of microbial diversity in human bodies.
- Super-tongue Bat Caught on Camera. Just take a look at that cute little thing.
- Jaguars Spotted on Colombian Plantation. Aaww, too cute to handle!
- Mosquitoes don’t let the rain get them down. They may be annoying insects, but we gotta admit that they are true champions of evolution.
- Stressed grasshoppers slow plant decay. Biogeochemical cycles may scary many people due to their complexity, but they are indeed amazing.
- Biologists grow human-eye precursor from stem cells. Those little devils called stem cells will indeed lead to many science revolutions.
- Galapagos tortoise Lonesome George dies. The last specimen of Geochelone nigra abingdoni, the Pinta Island Tortoise, died, leading to the extiction of his (sub)species. =(
- Shark species more diverse than thought. Genetic studies have shown that there are many cryptic species of sharks around there, previously mistaken by already known ones.
- Rudimentary liver grown in vitro. So in a few years you’ll get a transplant right from a dish.
- Genes mutation sought to explain myterious language problem, and as a language lover, I like such subjects a lot.
- New pecies of dinosaur related to giant Tyrannosaurus. Actually a primitive Coelurosaur, I would say. And it has been named Bicentenaria argentina, quite a lame name, don’t you agree?
- Dinosaurs warm up. The idea of dinosaurus being endothermic animals gets stronger. The new evidence comes from the bones… of mammals!
- Human Ancestors Ate Bark – Food in Teeth Hints at Chimplike Origins. Delicious, isn’t it?
- Yellow Rattle Promotes Biodiversity, by 21st Century Naturalist. Ecosystems management is becoming more and more essential to save our biodiverisity.
- Elysia and Other Photosynthetic Sea Slugs, a hot topic in the last years.
- Return of the Tree Bumblebee, at Views of the Ock. Bumblebees are among my favourite insects!
- It’s not funny anymore, Golden Wheel Spider. Namibia and their crazy creatures…
- The Limits of Phylogenetic Analysis, at The Pterosaur Heresies. Because nothing is good enough to solve all your problems.
- Yarsagumba: Aphrodisiac Fungus Faces Extinction in Nepal, by John R. Platt. When will we stop being such a stupid species?
- Eyelashes of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, they just found Daisy Duck!
- What Remains in the Rock, by Brian Switek. An inspiring post about the wonders that we found in fossils and how much we are still about to find.
- When Mammals Ate Dinosaurs, by Brian Switek. And he’s not talking about a cat eating a sparrow (even though it would fit perfectly well but…)
- Steroids Won’t Help if You’re a Loser, because you gotta be a winner to get them.
- Geckos evolved sticky feet many times, by Ed Yong. Everybody likes those small lizards and their climbing abilities, so take a look about the way they evolved.
- Tale tales and land planarians, by Rob Viens at The Beagle Project. Darwin and my lovely land planarians! =)
- Zorzalito cola rufa, by Marco A. Pineda. Some traditional art is always beautiful to look at, specially a nice bird.
- Faroe Islands Picture -Landscape Wallpaper. Unbelievably beautiful.
- Chasmosaurus Mask (WIP), by PK, one of our editors!
- Burt Talks to the Bees, why not some educational theater? =)
- Caught in the act: the first record of copulating fossil vertebrates. Pornography on the rocks!
- The Caribbean slipper spurge Euphorbia tithymaloides: the first example of a ring species in plants. Ring species are really a cool stuff in evolution! And it’s amazing to find one more example, and coming from a plant!
- Repeated Origin and Loss of Adhesive Topepads in Geckos. That’s the article the blog post cited above talks about.
- Phylogenetic evidence for pollinator-driven diversification of angiosperms. Hey, I kinda talked about that this month!
- The Role of Turtles as Coral Reef Macroherbivores. There is more than just fish grazing at the sea.
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