Category Archives: Biology

A Poem for World Turtle Day

by Mary Oliver: The Turtle breaks from the blue-black skin of the water, dragging her shell with its mossy scutes across the shallows and through the rushes and over the mudflats, to the uprise, to the yellow sand, to dig … Continue reading

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TCS: What We Can Learn From This Sweet Relationship

Good Morning! ________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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TCS: A Noiseless Patient Spider

Good Morning! ________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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True Love’s Evolution – Monkey Monogamy

Owl monkeys are tiny South American tree-dwellers that treat every day like it’s Valentine’s Day. A male and a female stick together as long as possible, never cheat, and never “divorce” their mates.  But young adult owl monkeys which can’t find … Continue reading

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‘Ears Like a Bat?’ – Not the Best Anymore!

Yes, Bats have incredible hearing, the best of any mammal, but it turns out that one of their favorite prey has developed even more sensitive hearing to elude its main predator – the common bat. Meet the Greater Wax Moth. … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop: Mad Englishman Near the Midnight Sun – Part 2

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. —oooOooo– There are several hosts, each host being responsible for picking a “theme of the day” and starting the discussion. But in an open thread, … Continue reading

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Close Encounter of the Rare Kind

Australian skiers in Kashmir got a lot more adventure than they bargained for when they spotted a legendary Snow Leonard, almost hidden in the snow. It’s estimated that there are only about 4000 snow leopards left in the world, due … Continue reading

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