Friday, May 02, 2008

For Friday, May 2, 2008

Today we explore: a fur seal that seems to prefer sex with a King Penguin (!) - pictured at right - , elephant killings in the Congo, Martian life and fossils, a project to DNA Barcode trees, the rediscovery of the cloud rat, a rare parasitic plant from Mexico, the endangered Asian vulture, how spiders communicate sexual intent through UVB rays, a very nasty and dangerous germ (Clostridium difficile - you don't want this thing), Paranthropus bosei, parachuting dogs, the death of Ling Ling, the mysterious die-off of hundreds of Mallards, the mortality of caribou calves, a carcinogen in human milk, and how the Sun might actually create extinctions through its movement and interaction with comets. Please browse on, click and enjoy. We've also added a new link list: Floralinks. Also added today (finally): Dodolinks. Our newest links are listed on the top right hand side of the page.;_ylt=Ao5znBchb6gplxar_4xdJRqs0NUE

Scientists to capture DNA of trees worldwide for database - Yahoo! News

Cloud Rat Rediscovered after 112 Years LiveScience

Carpomys melanurus

Carpomys melanurus (Zipcode zoo);_ylt=AuKuByVOGPEsPcoRROOnM24PLBIF

Where am I? Chemical compass helps bird brains - Yahoo! News

Colossal squid « Te Papa’s Blog -- What Mars Fossils Might Look Like;_ylt=AqV_hdQXuQnB8EZv77U0DvMPLBIF

Scientist rediscovers rare plant unseen since 1985 - Yahoo! News

Conopholis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

BBC NEWS Science/Nature 'Sex pest' seal attacks penguin

Arctocephalus gazella

Aptenodytes patagonicus

BBC NEWS Science/Nature Study sheds light on spider sex

Phintella vittata (No common name)

BBC NEWS World Africa Fears over Congo elephant killing

BBC NEWS Science/Nature 'Decade to save Asian vultures'

Oriental White-backed Vulture (Gyps benegalensis) and Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus)

A bad germ gets worse - Health care-

Clostridium difficile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nutcracker Man strangely preferred fruits - LiveScience-

Paranthropus boisei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bats can put on the loudest rock concert — ever - LiveScience-

Parachuting dog helped win WWII - LiveScience-

Ling Ling, Japan's oldest giant panda, dies - Science-

Ailuropoda melanoleuca

Canada probes deaths of hundreds of ducks -

Anas platyrhynchos

Global Warming Linked To Caribou-calf Mortality

Rangifer tarandus tarandus (Caribou, Eurasian Tundra Reindeer)

Life-Probing Instrument Preparing For Mission To Mars

NASA - Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector

Sun's Movement Through Milky Way Regularly Sends Comets Hurtling, Coinciding With Mass Life Extinctions


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