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Fun Science Friday – BP Oil Spill Impacts Dolphins

biology, ecology, Fun Science Friday, policy, toxicologyJanuary 3, 2014

Happy Fun Science Friday! Though this post does not present such a happy story, given the recent discussion about dolphin photobombing, this week’s FSF is topically related.  In the spring of 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig experienced catastrophic failure resulting in the worst oil spill in human history. The Gulf of Mexico (GoM) was […]

Fun Science Friday – New Human Body Part Discovered

Blogging, Fun Science FridayNovember 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. After hopefully stuffing your bellies with delicious food yesterday, take a moment to quench your curiosity with this addition of FSF! If you thought that knowledge of the human anatomy was exhaustive, you would be wrong. Orthopedic surgeons, Steven Claes and Johan Bellemans, at the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium, recently  discovered a previously undescribed […]

Happy Fun Science Friday – Ice Cream!?

Fun Science FridayNovember 22, 2013

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, this FSF is about a childhood (or for some, adulthood) favorite, Ice Cream! Some rather ingenious… or mad scientist-esque ice cream makers have invented a glow-in-the-dark ice cream flavor. That is correct, you heard right, glow-in-the-dark ice cream, welcome to […]

Happy Fun Science Friday – Blinky, the 3-Eyed Crab

Conservation, ecology, Fun Science Friday, marine scienceNovember 8, 2013

Happy FSF everyone, this week we bring you Blinky! For the Simpsons aficionados amongst you, we are unfortunately not referring to the affable 3-Eyed fish, indicative of the radioactive influence of Springfield’s nuclear power plant. No Blinky is a real-life, 3-eyed crab, discovered and documented by German researcher Gerhard Scholtz and colleagues while working in […]

Happy Fun Science Friday – First Venomous Crustacean

biology, Fun Science Friday, marine science, Natural Science, Ongoing Series, ScienceOctober 25, 2013

Happy Fun Science Friday everyone! After a busy semester I hope to get into the regular groove of Fun Science Friday posts. This week I bring you the first and only known venomous crustacean, the remipede Speleonectes tulumensis. These crustaceans were first discovered in the 1980s and suspected to be venomous after documentation that behind their jaws, they […]

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