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More on Spiders & Birds in the Science Press

March 8, 2012

As our program this week was on spiders, we thought the following item might interest you.

Spiders Spin Wet Blanket over Wagga Wagga
Rising flood waters endanger thousands of spiders
So many webs it looks like snow.
From: Herald Sun: 3/7/12

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Now, on to more Birds In The News.
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News in Brief: Neurons make Owls Take Notice
Food tastes less fatty to overweight people, plus an itch protein and thirsty rats in this week’s news.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/72403/title/News_in_Brief_Body_%2B_Brain
From Science News Online
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News in Brief: Secret to birds’ steady gaze
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/331530/title/News_in_Brief_MoleculesMatter_%2B_Energy
From Science News Online
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News in Brief: Penguins smells dinnertime
Krill-sniffing penguins in this week’s news.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/332513/title/News_in_Brief_MoleculesMatter_%2B_Energy
From Science News Online
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News in Brief: Zebra Finches without Mommas
Stay-at-home finch dads in this week’s news.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/332797/title/News_in_Brief_Life
From Science News Online
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Early stress is contagious in adulthood
A zebra finch’s tough childhood shortens both its life and its mate’s.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333416/title/Early_stress_is_contagious_in_adulthood
From Science News Online
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News in Brief: Ancient Big Bird
Ancient Big Bird found in Kazakhstan in this week’s news.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333436/title/News_in_Brief_Life
From Science News Online
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The Iceman’s last meal: goat, deer, vegetables & wheat
Two decades after he was discovered sticking out of an Alpine glacier, a famous 5,300-year-old mummy’s diet details and hiking habits are revealed.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333533/title/The_Icemans_last_meal_goat
From Science News Online
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The Sopranos with feathers
Stories from a day of bird searching
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/333765/title/The_Sopranos_with_feathers
From Science News Online
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[Chuck Almdale]


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