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Giant kelp blades go with the flow: in our exhibit,...

Giant kelp blades go with the flow: in our exhibit, they’re ruffled and rugged to renew the water slowly pulsing over them. But in places with strong currents, these ridges are removed in favor of a sleek and slippery blade to weather the storms. Happy Seaweed Sunday!

God vs the multiverse: The 2500-year war

An infinite universe and many worlds leave no room for a creator. Time to rethink what’s sacred, says philosopher of religion Mary-Jane Rubenstein

Back to School with Everything Dinosaur

Fantastic Dinosaur Themed Back to School Items from Everything Dinosaur No sooner do the schools break up then our thoughts are turning to the Autumn Term.  The teaching team at Everything Dinosaur are already booked up quite a lot for both next term and into the Spring but there are still some dates available for […]

Reconstructing the Brains of Ancient Lungfish

Comparing the Brains of Extant Lungfish to their Ancient Relatives The lungfish might be regarded by some as a “living fossil”, a term that we at Everything Dinosaur prefer not to use, as it implies that a species has remained present in the fossil record for a very long time.  However, the six species of […]

7-18-16 Orca Action on the West Side Again!

Monday, July 18th...bald eagles at American Camp...this was from July 17th...had come down here looking for the L12s who had been spending many days along the lower end of the island...this bald eagle nest is in a great location (easy...Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Male ruby brittle stars sit atop a brain coral...

noaasanctuaries: Male ruby brittle stars sit atop a brain coral in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, not long before a mass coral spawning event in the sanctuary. Every year, 7-10 days after the August full moon, the reef-building...Show More Summary

Everything Dinosaur Reviews Prehistoric Times Issue 118

A Review of Prehistoric Times (Summer 2016) It might seem quite odd to have the front cover of the latest edition of Prehistoric Times magazine depicting a confrontation between two Smilodon and a Woolly Mammoth, especially since it is the summer issue, but as Californian-based editor Mike Fredericks points out, on the west coast of […]

Did Humans Evolve Independently in Asia?

Asia’s Role in Human Evolution May Be More Significant Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology (IVPP) have challenged conventional theory by claiming that humans may have evolved independently in Asia as well as Africa. Show More Summary

The Inclination of the Gas Giants in the Solar System Constrains Planet Nine

The inclination of the planetary system relative to the solar equator may be explained by the presence of Planet 9Authors:Gomes et alAbstract:We evaluate the effects of a distant planet, commonly known as planet 9, on the dynamics of the giant planets of the Solar System. Show More Summary

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Cost Just Increased by at Least $600 Million

As NASA’s next flagship Mars mission, the Mars 2020 rover, moves into its next phase of development, agency officials say the mission will cost $2.1 billion, more than originally estimated for a mission that they argue will also be more...Show More Summary

laughingsquid: Incredibly Rare Underwater Footage of a Deep Sea...

laughingsquid: Incredibly Rare Underwater Footage of a Deep Sea Squid Giving Birth to Glowing Babies

Did Something Crash Into DigitalGlobe's WorldView 2 Satellite?

The U.S. Air Force said one of DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution imagery satellites was part of what they described as a debris-causing event July 19, but the company said that the satellite remains operational.The Joint Space Operations...Show More Summary

LRASM Successfully Test Fired From Underway Naval Test Ship

Lockheed Martin has completed the third of three test shots to prove that their air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) can be fired from a surface ship on the move, company officials told USNI News on Wednesday.The MondayShow More Summary

noaasanctuaries: We hope your weekend is swell! Here, a group...

noaasanctuaries: We hope your weekend is swell! Here, a group of northern fur seals haul out on San Miguel Island in Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Behind them, a swell caused by 2014’s Tropical Storm Douglas moves in toward the beach. These fur seals didn’t seem to mind the sea breeze and big waves.  (Photo: Kristin Wilkinson) 

Robopocalypse #87

Drones: Facebook flew its giant communications drone for the first time. Delivery drones might be paired with trucks. There is a drone racing kit. Airbus has been using drones for aircraft inspections.Amazon has patented the idea of using lamp post lights to charge drones. Show More Summary

Ants Domesticated Fungus for Farming 60 to 55 Million Years ago During the Paleogene

A group of South American ants has farmed fungi since shortly after the dinosaurs died out, according to an international research team including Smithsonian scientists. The genes of the ant farmers and their fungal crops reveal a surprisingly ancient history of mutual adaptations. Show More Summary

Feeding ecology and habitat preferences of top predators from two Miocene Neogene Locales

Feeding ecology and habitat preferences of top predators from two Miocene carnivore-rich assemblagesAuthors:Domingo et alAbstract:Carnivore-rich fossil sites are uncommon in the fossil record and, accordingly, provide valuable opportunities to study predators from vantages that are rarely applied to ancient faunas. Show More Summary

The sea pig is a porky-looking sea cucumber that lives on the...

The sea pig is a porky-looking sea cucumber that lives on the deep sea floor. It walks along the mud using “legs” that inflate and deflate with water like a car dealership tubeman! For more of the mysterious deep-sea life of the Monterey Bay Submarine Canyon, check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Deep Sea Guide!

7-16-16 When One Meets His First Whale

Saturday, July 16th...J Pod and some L Pod whales were on the west side and stayed down island foraging all day long...and goofing around the afternoon with the Residents out of view from shore and hearing of some transients...Show More Summary

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