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Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

Exploring the Earth and Animal Sciences

Location: #science
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Aug 12

Welcome to Animal | Vegetable | Mineral

I never cease to be awed by the splendor of the natural world, by the forces that shape the earth, and by the diversity and ingenuity of the life that populates it.

Animal | Vegetable | Mineral is a group where those who share this fascination can discuss the Earth and animal sciences of geology, volcanology, seismology, ecology, ethology, primatology, entymology—basically all the –ologies of the natural world. 
 

For general science, chemistry, genetics, or evolution, please post in the Science! group. For posts on animal rights and welfare, please post in Animal Care. For cosmology, please post in The Daily Cosmos. For green living, sustainability, and environmental activism, please post in the Green Atheists group.


ONGOING THREADS
Action Alert & Petition Thread
Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature
News Thread: Empathy and Reciprocity in Animals
The AVM Book Thread
The AVM Video Thread
Website Links: Conservation, Protection, and Advocacy

 

Discussion Forum

Endangered elephant killings rising in Indonesia

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Chris Dec 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Beautiful Photographs of Animals & Nature

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Mar 1, 2015. 850 Replies

New species found in Australia

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Nov 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Cockatoos can pick complicated locks!

Started by Michel. Last reply by Neal Jul 11, 2013. 5 Replies

The intelligence of octopuses

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Doone Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Darwin's Frogs Are in Steep Decline

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

How Dogs Help Protect Threatened Species

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Neal Jun 15, 2013. 1 Reply

The AVM Video Thread

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Jun 12, 2013. 402 Replies

8 Awesome Octopus Facts for World Oceans Day

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Doone Jun 9, 2013. 1 Reply

Atlantic puffins in peril in US

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Plan lifts Lower 48 wolf protections

Started by A Former Member Jun 8, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Mrs.B on July 22, 2017 at 8:21pm

I don't think I will ever like that ugly orange colour again......

Comment by Doone on July 22, 2017 at 8:18pm
Comment by Mrs.B on July 3, 2017 at 5:43pm

Ah, the suffering for beauty........

Comment by Doone on July 3, 2017 at 5:38pm

The Trouble With Being a Handsome Bird

Comment by Mrs.B on July 2, 2017 at 6:44pm

The hip bones in whales was mentioned in one of my books.

Comment by Mrs.B on July 2, 2017 at 6:43pm

Cute too!

The endless fascination with dinosaurs keeps them finding new things all the time.

Comment by Doone on July 2, 2017 at 6:38pm

Thornback Skates are transparent ~ kinda looks like a happy ghost.

Comment by Doone on July 2, 2017 at 6:37pm

Whales have hip bones. Meaning they left the ocean, grew legs, decided they didn't like it, and went back to sea.

Comment by Doone on July 2, 2017 at 6:36pm

Comment by Stephen on June 29, 2017 at 2:12pm

Sensitive faces helped dinosaurs eat, woo and take temperature

Dinosaurs' faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, according to a University of Southampton study -- helping them with everything from picking flesh from bones to wooing potential mates.

Experts used advanced X-ray and 3D imaging techniques at the University's μ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre to look inside the fossilised skull of Neovenator salerii -- a large carnivorous land-based dinosaur found on the Isle of Wight -- and found evidence that it possessed an extremely sensitive snout of a kind previously only associated with aquatic feeders.

The blood vessels and nerves that supply the head are poorly documented in dinosaur fossils, but the new study published in online journal Scientific Reports shows that Neovenator may have possessed pressure receptors in the skin of its snout -- similar to those which allow crocodiles to forage in murky water.

However, nothing about the 125-million-year-old dinosaur suggests it was an aquatic feeder, so researchers believe it must have developed such a sensitive snout for other purposes.

University of Southampton graduate Chris Barker, who was studying for his Masters degree in Vertebrate Palaeontology when he carried out the research, said: "The 3D picture we built up of the inside of Neovenator's skull was more detailed than any of us could have hoped for, revealing the most complete dinosaur neurovascular canal that we know of.

Read more=  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170627142435.htm

 
 
 

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