by Piter Kehoma Boll
- Snake-Like Amphibian Found In Brazil, Makes Us Blush. The species was one of our Friday Fellows this month.
- Bites from Vampire Bats Might Protect People against Rabies, I bet the bat bites a bit.
- How to learn in your sleep, sniff this idea!
- Deforestation drops in the Brazilian Amazon (again), at least some good news for the forest.
- Extinct snail rediscovered, not found since the 1930s, it was declared extinct in 2000.
- Fossils point to a big family for human ancestors, we were not that lonely in the past.
- Scientist Discovers New Insect Species While Browsing Flickr Photos, can you imagine how undescribed species have photographs in the web?
- New spider family discovered from caves in the Pacific Northwest, called Trogloraptoridae, the cave raptors.
- Shark-tooth weapons reveal lost biodiversity, when culture helps to trace natural history.
- Photosynthesis-like process found in insects, aphids may harvest sunlight directly!
- Algal blooms hit South Korean rivers, the cause seems to be a dam project… again.
- In-law fighting boosted evolution of menopause, a somewhat bizarre discovery!
- Sun is Roundest Natural Object Known, rounder than ever imagined!
- Brazil’s Atlantic forests lose key species. More loss to our already very wounded rainforest.
- Studying Insted of Sleeping Bites Students. Uh-oh… I’m doomed! 😐
- Calorie Restriction Fails to Lengthen Lifespan in Primates. Yeah, you can go on eating!
- New DNA analysis shows ancient humans interbred with Denisovans. We are finding that our species is actually a hybrid!
- What’s a Mola? Behind the Strange Fish Picture Surging in Facebook, I bet you already knew it. It’s one of RSN’s favourite fish!
- Pictures: Ten Countries With the Biggest Environmental Footprints. Do you live in one of them?
- What Makes a Community “Sustainable”? A recurring subject nowadays.
- How Does a Caterpillar Turn into a Butterfly? A Williamson’s nightmare.
- Top 10 Tips to Succeed in Your PhD, it’s worth taking a look!
- A Cheeky Monkey Invader Makes a New Species, an example of speciation by hybridization and polyploidy.
- Don’t Waste Waste. Garbage, that huge annoying little thing always around us.
- Fungi that steal genes from bacteria, horizontal gene transfer.
- Carnotaurus Had a Hefty Neck, and that’s why he had tiny arms… perhaps.
- Scientist as writers, can a scientist write or not?
- How Did Zebras Give 2 Polar Bears Herpes? Yes, Zoos have a lot of problems…
- Deadly seas followed mass extiction, some facts about the Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction.
- A Dragon Phylogeny, a phylogenetic tree of dragons created artistically by the evolutionary ecologist Rob Calautti.
- Evolution, by Darryl Cunningham. Natural Selection explained quickly and in an easy way to understand, through comics!
- Confessions of a Fake Scientist, this can’t not be outside the art session.
- Electron Microscope Zooms In, Finds Life on Life on Life. Beautiful!
- Caiman crocodilus, by RSN. Simple, quick, and well done!
- Tyrannosaur Charge! by Alexander Lovegrove. Run, Ornithomimus, run!
- PHI: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul. A book by Giulio Tononi with his theory of consciousness as a measure of infornation. You can read a chapter here.
- The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition. A great non-technical guide to dinosaurs and their environment. You can read a good review by Darren Naish on Tetrapod Zoology.
- Light-induced electron transfer and ATP synthesis in a carotene synthesizing insect, the article about the photosynthetic aphids!
- A Carboniferous Non-Onychophoran Lobopodian Reveals Long-Term Survival of a Cambrian Morphotype. The Cambrian weirdness forward in time.
- A charismatic new species of green lacewing discovered in Malaysia (Neuroptera, Chrysopidae): the confluence of citizen scientist, online image database and cybertaxonomy, charismatic as their name.
- Aspergillus bertholletius sp. nov. from Brazil Nuts. If you cannot figure out the species of an organism, don’t get nuts, describe it!
- An extraordinary new family of spiders from caves in the Pacific Northwest (Araneae, Trogloraptoridae, new family), the article describing the cave spiders.
- A Review of Dromeosaurid Systematics and Paravian Phylogeny, read a bit about dromeosaurids, birds and how they are connected.
- Total Control – Pollen Presentation and Floral Longevity in Loasaceae (Blazing Star Family) Are Modulated by Light, Temperature and Pollinator Visitation Rates. A complex choice to present a gift.
- Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits? The bigger the volume, the greater the value.
- Arthropods in amber from the Triassic Period, a new revolution in oldest fossils within a group.
- Martharaptor greenriverensis, a New Theropod Dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Utah. A new kinda basal therizinosaur.
- Abdominal Contents from Two Large Early Cretaceous Compsognathids (Dinosauria: Theropoda) Demonstrate Feeding on Confuciusornithids and Dromaeosaurids. Eating the terrible-claw guys.
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