by Piter Kehoma Boll
(Sorry again for the kind of small bulletin. It’s been a hard time to dedicate much time to the blog! =/ )
- Insect Wings Shred Bacteria to Pieces. That’s quite amazing, don’t you agree?
- Human Brain Cells Make Mice Smart. And those cells were not neurons!
- “New” Antarctica Bacteria Now Said to Only Be Contaminant. That’s why must be careful about telling things…
- Life Found Deep inside Earth’s Oceanic Crust. Even rocks at the bottom of the sea are full of life.
- Playing Roulette with Seven Sexes. What about belonging to a species having seven different sexes? And you couldn’t find out how.
- Trilobites Foun With Mysterious Markings. A classical fossil, now with camouflage.
- Will we ever regenerate limbs? Newts laugh at us.
- Good news about sharing scientific research. More about Open Access, at least in the United States.
- What Happens When Forest Elephants are Wiped Out in an Ecosystem? If you think that trees would be happy, you’re wrong.
- The Narcissism of De-Extinction. A nice text to all those who just want it, but don’t think about it.
- A Museum Chapel for Microscopic Biodiversity, because vertebrates are only a tiny fraction of life.
- Does Music Lessons Make You Smarter? I like the way the text approaches the moralist idea of not accepting that something like art may not be as useful outside itself as other things.
- 5-Million-Year-Old Saber-Toothed Cat Fossil Discovered. Its name is Rhizosmilodon.
- Evolution of Horse, by Chen Yu. A nice cladogram available for download in a good resolution.
- Biobiblioteca, for facebook users, a facebook page with several ebooks about Biology, Astronomy, Sci-Fi and science in general to download. Take a look!
- Doom of the elephant-dependent trees in a Congo tropical forest. Remove the elephants and the trees will die.
- Biophysical Model of Bacterial Cell Interactions with Nanopatterned Cicada Wing Surfaces. A way to shred microscopically.
- A New Machairodont from the Palmetto Fauna (Early Pliocene) of Florida, with Comments on the Origin of the Smilodontini (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae). Here you can find the description of the brand new Rhizosmilodon.
- Mating Type Determination in Tetrahymena: Last Man Standing and Selecting One of Several Mating Types through Gene Segment Joining and Deletion in Tetrahymena thermophila. The papers about the seven-sexed ciliate.