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April 26, 2015

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9:51 PM | Wild chimps take care before crossing the road A busy highway in...
Wild chimps take care before crossing the road A busy highway in Uganda is a potential death trap, but chimps have learned to look before running across, and they even wait for those less able to cross Full story: Wild chimps look both ways before crossing roads. By: New Scientist.

April 25, 2015

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11:06 PM | Naming Names & Kemo Draws a Winner! by...
Naming Names & Kemo Draws a Winner! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi reveals the name of the new sugar glider and not-so-new 3 banded armadillo. Also, the legendary green t-shirt finds a new home! So many reveals in this one. Also, plenty of uber cuteness! Support at: https://www.patreon.com/animalwonders
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6:03 PM | Which Animal Has The Longest Migration? Did you know a gray...
Which Animal Has The Longest Migration? Did you know a gray whale swims 14,000 miles when it migrates? How far do other animals travel?Read More:Gray whale swims 14,000 miles and into the record books By: DNews.
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4:09 PM | Deadly Viruses and Bats with Jessica Parilla | HowStuffWorks...
Deadly Viruses and Bats with Jessica Parilla | HowStuffWorks Interviews Bats can spread deadly human diseases. Join Lauren as she interviews a virologist about the powerful immune systems of these fascinating creatures of the night. By: How Stuff Works.
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2:22 PM | Biodiversity: Global Reptiles Status Red List.
Global World Reptiles Status Red ListBy Christophe Avon (MAHN)Reptiles Cards Real Time Linked Graph Lab (interactive graphic)View AllWAS-Archives.orghttp://www.WAS-Archives.org

April 24, 2015

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8:06 PM | Russian Zoology: 4027 Documents W.A.S. Archived (Books and Journals).
Russian Zoology4027 Documents W.A.S. Archived (Books and Journals)ViewWAS-Archives.orghttp://www.WAS-Archives.org

April 23, 2015

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8:35 PM | Drone-hating chimps, stranded whales & a cougar...
Drone-hating chimps, stranded whales & a cougar controversy P-22, LA’s famous mountain lion hides out under a house, the biggest tiger bone seizure of our time in China, two mysterious whale strandings, and a chimp shows a nosey drone just who’s boss. Get these stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news! By: Earth Touch.
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12:00 PM | Two Species of Cottonmouths? This Scientist Says Yes!
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Burbrink, F. T. & Guiher, T. J. (2015). Considering gene flow when using coalescent methods to delimit lineages of North American pitvipers of the genus Agkistrodon, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 173 (2) 505-526.

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12:00 PM | Two Species of Cottonmouths? This Scientist Says Yes!
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Burbrink, F. T. & Guiher, T. J. (2015). Considering gene flow when using coalescent methods to delimit lineages of North American pitvipers of the genus Agkistrodon, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 173 (2) 505-526.

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12:00 PM | Two Species of Cottonmouths? This Scientist Says Yes!
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Burbrink, F. T. & Guiher, T. J. (2015). Considering gene flow when using coalescent methods to delimit lineages of North American pitvipers of the genus Agkistrodon, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 173 (2) 505-526.

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April 22, 2015

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7:19 PM | 5 Amazing, Beautiful, Not-That-Terrifying Spiders | What the...
5 Amazing, Beautiful, Not-That-Terrifying Spiders | What the Stuff?!Most spiders are less dangerous to us than we are to them. Still, lots of people find them creepy. But arachnids are awesome! Here are a few of our favorites.By: How Stuff Works.
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5:03 PM | National Open University of Nigeria: 56 Online Courses W.A.S. Archived.
National Open University of NigeriaE-Course W.A.S. ArchivedBiology is the study of living organisms, at the cellular, molecular, and group levels. Students exploring this field will get a comprehensive look at life cycles, from food-to-energy conversions, reproduction, and death. Biology students also examine interactions between different classes of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, animals, and humans. Some biologists will focus on population patterns, examining trends within ecosystems […]
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12:22 AM | Sea Cucumber Evisceration Sea cucumbers can eviscerate...
Sea Cucumber Evisceration Sea cucumbers can eviscerate themselves, shooting their internal organs through either their head or their butt. Need more info? Echinoblog posts on evisceration, regeneration, and Cuvierian tubules—a must read:http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sea-cucumber-evisceration-defense.htmlhttp://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/sea-cucumber-defense-pt2-evisceration.html Evisceration and […]

April 21, 2015

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10:29 PM | The Mission to Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth Right now, in the...
The Mission to Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth Right now, in the 21st century, South Korean scientists are actually working to resurrect the prehistoric woolly mammoth using cloning technology and the flesh of perfectly preserved specimen once buried in Northern Siberia. The hope is that if they can find an active cell from the meaty leg of a 40,000 year old frozen mammoth, it could hold the keys to bringing back the extinct species. At the same time, shady tusk hunting Siberians looking for […]
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9:13 PM | The Brain Scoop: How To Taxidermy a Squirrel: Part II by...
The Brain Scoop: How To Taxidermy a Squirrel: Part II by thebrainscoop: Bits and pieces from our original episode with Anna Goldman and Katie Innamorato! Wherein we discuss nuances of taxidermy, specimen preparation, and where best to put the pins and needles. If you like taxidermy and museums and natural history and animals, be sure to check out and share our Indiegogo campaign, Project Hyena Diorama! We’d really love to see our project become a reality. We understand not everyone […]
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7:19 PM | Death of the Dragon Worms Guinea worms are three-foot-long worms...
Death of the Dragon Worms Guinea worms are three-foot-long worms that mate in your abdomen and squirt larvae out of a hole in your foot. Luckily, they’re almost extinct. Want more info?The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication ProgramLife cycle, socioeconomic impact, and eradication initiative By: Gross Science. via jtotheizzoe: GROSS SCIENCE IS THE BEST SCIENCEI am so excited to announce that PBS Digital Studios’ newest science show, Gross Science, is live! Go […]
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3:04 PM | Panda Semen from China arrives at Zoo
Caitlin Burrell, research scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, returned from China last night April 20, with frozen giant panda semen that had been […] The post Panda Semen from China arrives at Zoo appeared first on Smithsonian Science News.
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12:36 PM | If only all science were this reproducible
For our course this year I was planning a standard neurogenetic experiment. I hadn’t ever done this experiment in a course, yet, just two weeks ago I tried it once myself, with an N=1. The students would get two groups […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...

Kaun, K., Riedl, C., Chakaborty-Chatterjee, M., Belay, A., Douglas, S., Gibbs, A. & Sokolowski, M. (2007). Natural variation in food acquisition mediated via a Drosophila cGMP-dependent protein kinase, Journal of Experimental Biology, 210 (20) 3547-3558. DOI: 10.1242/​jeb.006924

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April 20, 2015

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6:03 PM | The Plight of Asian Bears Part 1: The Pet Trade Asia’s...
The Plight of Asian Bears Part 1: The Pet Trade Asia’s bears are in trouble. Habitat loss, the pet trade, a demand for their body parts and the cruel practice of bear bile farming for traditional medicine are threatening their survival. In part 1 of this Insider on Asian bears, we delve into the horrors of the illegal pet trade in Thailand and Malaysia and take a closer look at the sanctuaries that are working to rescue these creatures from a life of suffering. By: Earth Touch.
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5:55 PM | Bird nests: Variety is Key for the world’s avian Architects
A bird’s nest is a small bowl-shaped collection of twigs and straw built on a tree branch. Right? Well…maybe. As Chris Milensky, museum specialist in […] The post Bird nests: Variety is Key for the world’s avian Architects appeared first on Smithsonian Science News.
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8:35 AM | Males Are Here To Stay: Sex Enhances Egg Production And Colony Fitness
To us humans, it seems extremely unnatural that other animals can reproduce without having sex. Yet with the passing of time, evolution has endowed females of several species of amphibians, insects, reptiles and fish the ability to asexually produce offsprings without "help" from males. Now, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) say that in

Miyakawa MO & Mikheyev AS (2015). Males are here to stay: fertilization enhances viable egg production by clonal queens of the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata)., Die Naturwissenschaften, 102 (3-4) 15. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25801787

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April 19, 2015

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9:13 PM | Zoo Atlanta’s New Slimy, Scaly Spectacular Join HowStuffWork’s...
Zoo Atlanta’s New Slimy, Scaly Spectacular Join HowStuffWork’s Robert Lamb as he visits Zoo Atlanta’s new Scaly Slimy Spectacular home for reptiles and amphibians. By: How Stuff Works.
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4:09 PM | Panda parties, the Brontosaurus is back & a shark-eating...
Panda parties, the Brontosaurus is back & a shark-eating bobcat New research shows that giant pandas have secret forest parties, Russian authorities seize illegal wildlife stuffed in a suitcase, the Brontosaurus is back from the dead and did a bobcat actually hunt a shark in Florida? Get these stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news! By: Earth Touch.
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1:38 PM | Why The Brontosaurus Is Making A Comeback The brontosaurus was a...
Why The Brontosaurus Is Making A Comeback The brontosaurus was a dinosaur, then it wasn’t, and now it is again. Why can’t scientists make up their minds? Read More:Brontosaurus Finally Gets Its Name BackNotice of New Jurassic ReptilesBack to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All By: DNews.

April 18, 2015

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10:29 PM | Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about dinosaurs! Brontosaurus Update: http://bit.ly/1Chw9Tj By: Mental Floss. Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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4:47 PM | Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not...
Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not literally. So what is the difference between a ferret and a weasel? What about mink, fishers, stoats, and polecats? And how does the classification of wild species help pet owners? If you like this video give a mental thanks to the awesome person that sponsored this video’s topic. I’m not sure I would have done an episode on weasels if they hadn’t suggested it since we don’t have any at Animal Wonders. So […]

April 17, 2015

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6:03 PM | SciShow Kids: Odd Facts About Sloths by scishow: Sloths might...
SciShow Kids: Odd Facts About Sloths by scishow: Sloths might be slow and spend much of their time sleeping, but they’re definitely not boring. Jessi shares three weird facts about sloths!  Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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4:47 PM | What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? | Deep...
What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? | Deep Look by kqedscience: Scientists have used a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds’ aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They can see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up.DEEP LOOK: a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on […]
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12:10 PM | New Books Party: books that arrived recently | @GrrlScientist
Before heading out to a tropical island for your summer holidays, you might be interested to learn more about the critical role that islands play in the evolution of new species. Today, I share two important books with you, both of which explore the importance of islands as “natural laboratories” of evolution and ecologyThe Theory of Island Biogeography (Princeton Landmarks in Biology) by Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson [220 pages, Princeton University Press; 2001; Guardian […]
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4:00 AM | Animal Architecture
By Ingo Arndt (Photographer) and Jurgen Tautz (Author) Synopsis: Every day, all over the world, animals and insects set about the purposeful tasks of designing their homes, catching their prey, and attracting their mates. In the process […]
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