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A Review of Neanderthal: the Strange Saga of the Minnesota Iceman, Part 1

33 minutes agoBiology / Zoology : Tetrapod Zoology

A book on a perennially popular and notorious mystery animal case has finally been translated into English... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Happy St George’s Day

Dinosaur Names Related to Dragons - St George's Day Today, April 23rd, is St George's Day, the national day for England (St George is the patron saint of England, a saint incidentally celebrated and revered by a number of other countries too).  The story about brave St George slaying a dragon might be a myth,

The Tactile Nature of a Schleich Brachiosaurus

The Schleich Brachiosaurus and Creative Play The recently introduced Schleich Brachiosaurus dinosaur model is proving to be a big hit amongst teachers and teaching assistants who work with Foundation Stage children and those children in Year 1.  The model, which measures around thirty-two centimetres in length and stands a fraction under twenty centimetres high is

New Species of Hyaenodont from Egypt Described

Masrasector nananubis - From the Late Eocene of Egypt If people are asked to name a meat-eating mammal, you can expect to get answers such as tiger, bear or lion.  Those of us with more of a domestic outlook on life might mention cats and dogs, but for a significant portion of the Cenozoic, sometimes

New test can identify dangerous bacteria with resistance to last-resort antibiotic

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research suggests it is possible to quickly and accurately diagnose some the most dangerous and drug-resistant types of bacterial infections, using equipment already owned by most hospitals.

An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex

Earth's creatures outwardly display an astonishing diversity of genitalia and mating behavior, but the intricate details of how genitalia interact during copulation has remained largely mysterious. In a new study, researchers deploy inventive new techniques to decipher the internal dynamics of copulation. Show More Summary

Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly cute calf that has riveted viewers around the world.

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

A quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the limits of physiology. Kenneth Catania of Vanderbilt University will present a new synthesis of remarkable...Show More Summary

sdzoo: Kenny isn’t your average crab, he’s a little (coco)nuts!...

sdzoo: Kenny isn’t your average crab, he’s a little (coco)nuts! As the largest living arthropod in the world, coconut crabs are also called robber crabs because they’re known to steal things from people laying on he beach. Like other crabs, coconut crabs are scavengers, so Kenny flicks his antennae to enhance his reception. Show More Summary

On the ground in Washington at the March for Science

Thousands rallied and marched in the rain in the US capital to stand up for science and its place in politics

Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection...Show More Summary

New research sheds light on treating bloodstream infections with fewer side effects

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Two presentations at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) from the INCREMENT study shed light on ways to treat bloodstream infections with fewer side effects and without the need for antimicrobials of 'last resort'. Show More Summary

Minnesota March For Science

Just a little video and some pictures from today’s March for Science, Minnesota. This one from the march route on the way to the capitol. Skip ahead to about 1:12 go get the best chant: Another video, this one from The Hedge: You don’t see this sign at many protests: Mammals were welcome at the…

natureconservancy:Since our founding, The Nature Conservancy has...

natureconservancy: Since our founding, The Nature Conservancy has been guided by science. We are proud to be a part of #ScienceMarch. Tomorrow we’ll be marching in Washington, D.C. to support continued investment in the sciences for the good of all. Show More Summary

queenbean03:If you’re having a bad day like I am please enjoy...

queenbean03: If you’re having a bad day like I am please enjoy some aquarium photos.

The Giant Shipworm, Revealed at Last [Video]

An animal that eluded collection for hundreds of years bolsters deep-sea colonization hypothesis -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

'Atlas for the end of the world' offers a path to protecting biodiversity

It's been 47 years since Philadelphians filled Fairmount Park for the first Earth Day here, led by a group of University of Pennsylvania students. This year, amidst the day's celebrations and other collective observances comes word that, if humankind is to truly coexist with biodiversity, we have to re-structure our landscapes on a vast scale.

Study of bacteria's DNA fingerprint suggests it could be spreading via food distribution

(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases..

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