Links to Share

This mastiff is my spirit animal…get it done, at your own dang pace!

http://www.formakers.eu/project-857-smarter-every-day-94-natures-3d-printer-the-incredible-urodid-moth

Yes! head banging bees: http://news.discovery.com/animals/insects/aussie-bee-head-butts-flowers-350-times-per-second-151214.htm

I love everything about this gif:

Congratulations, you have face mites! And they’ve been here a long time! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151214165733.htm

This is why dogs are messy drinkers: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3359620/So-S-dogs-messy-drinkers-Canines-slap-tongues-water-spill-liquid-funnel-mouths.html (check this out if only for the hilarious images of dogs sticking out their tongues in slow motion)

dogtongue

Bad scientific article titles: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/12/the_best_funny_clever_or_offensive_science_paper_titles.html

I thought this paper on size variation in bilaterally symmetric flowers was really interesting! http://www.amjbot.org/content/early/2015/12/07/ajb.1500371.abstract

Basically, flowers with bilateral symmetry are thought to be more derived and the authors were trying to understand the selection driving bilateral symmetry. Bilaterally symmetric flowers tend to have much lower size variation than radially symmetric flowers, so many have thought that this is meant to narrow the diversity of bees that will visit. Instead, the authors suggest that the architecture of the flower serves to place pollen in a particular spot on the pollinator’s body, rather than to attract a particular pollinator.  Cool stuff!

(PS Yes I know I’m a nerd)

Also! A phylogeny of Santas: http://evol-eco.blogspot.ca/2015/12/2015-card-diversity-of-santas.html

(seems like something I would do also)

I think I’ve shared some of these but not all: https://medium.com/vantage/the-best-nature-photographs-of-2015-4bfb7f01a07f#.q3kut2u5i

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Links to Share

  1. My favorite paper title was: Head and Neck Injury Risks in Heavy Metal: Head Bangers Stuck Between Rock and a Hard Bass. Cute. Loved the dog and cat drinking! Have a nice time traveling!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: