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New Crocodile Species Discovered in West Africa

New Crocodile Species Discovered in West Africa

Studying crocodiles in some of the world’s most remote and inaccessible places isn’t easy, but it’s all in a day’s work for researcher Matthew Shirley.

February 6, 2014 — John R. Platt
Tools Change But Creative People Are a Constant

Tools Change But Creative People Are a Constant

Once upon a time, I wrote about five reasons your camera won’t steal my job. In short, the reasons were: 1. Photography cant capture small things 2.

February 3, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Homage to The Velvet Claw, again

Homage to The Velvet Claw, again

At long last, somebody has uploaded (at least some of) The Velvet Claw to youtube. Whats The Velvet Claw, I hear you ask? Well, actually, I probably dont hear you ask, seeing as you probably know already...

February 3, 2014 — Darren Naish
The Top 5 #SciamBlogs Posts for 2013

The Top 5 #SciamBlogs Posts for 2013

In this month’s instalment of ‘Best of the Blogs’, I have a look at the top 5 posts from our network bloggers. I’m so proud to be a part of such a diverse and talented group of people, here’s to continued success and awesome blogging for 2014!...

February 2, 2014 — Carin Bondar
A Closer Look at a Tiny, Floating Horde

A Closer Look at a Tiny, Floating Horde

It’s a strange but true fact that the young of many familiar sea creatures look nothing like them. Drifting on currents to distribute their kind, they are an unsung part of the plankton, itself an unsung part of the sea...

February 2, 2014 — Jennifer Frazer
Odd Male Octopus Flaunts 2 Unexpected Arm Phalluses

Odd Male Octopus Flaunts Two Unexpected Arm Phalluses

Is that a case of bilateral hectocotylization, or are you just extra happy to see me? Or so might a female octopus say if she met the young subject of a new report about a certain biological oddityor oddities...

January 31, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
Cant get me enough of that sweet, sweet Temnodontosaurus

Cant get me enough of that sweet, sweet Temnodontosaurus

One of my favourite ichthyosaurs is the generally large, archaic, long-snouted Temnodontosaurus, and if you have an especially good memory youll recall it being mentioned here and there on Tet Zoo over the years (see links below)...

January 30, 2014 — Darren Naish
Bird behaviour, the ‘deep time’ perspective

Bird behaviour, the ‘deep time’ perspective

The behaviour of long-extinct animals remains an area of major public and scientific interest the great perennial problem being that were always massively constrained, if not crippled, by a frustrating lack of data...

January 27, 2014 — Darren Naish
Sunday Species Snapshot: Mexican Agouti

Sunday Species Snapshot: Mexican Agouti

These large, shy rodents have lost most of their natural habitat to rapid development in their native Mexico. Species name: Mexican agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana).

January 26, 2014 — John R. Platt
Falsification and its discontents

Falsification and its discontents

One of the answers to Edge.org’s question “What scientific idea is ready for retirement”? is by physicist Sean Carroll. Carroll takes on an idea from the philosophy of science that’s usually considered a given: falsification...

January 24, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Baby Octopuses: Pickier Eaters Than Baby Humans

Baby Octopuses: Pickier Eaters Than Baby Humans

Baby octopuses are notoriously difficult to keep alive in captivityas in, almost impossible. Like their adult parents, they’re sensitive to water pH and temperature and all of that jazz...

January 24, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
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