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Post by Keyser » Fri May 25, 2018 7:39 pm

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Post by Keyser » Mon May 21, 2018 4:52 pm

An excellent article on the extreme measures that the very best of humanity takes to protect Rhinos from the dregs of Homo sapiens - the poacher scum and the morons who believe in 'traditional' Chinese medicine. :shake head:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... 180969008/

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Absolutely beautiful bust of Cryolophosaurus. :wubbers:

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Post by Keyser » Sun May 20, 2018 5:24 pm

charlie wrote:
Keyser wrote:The toughest animal on Earth takes incredibly huge shits! :pmsl:

https://www.livescience.com/62602-tardi ... video.html



Really? that's very interesting! :whistle:


Don't read it then! :snooty:

Just give it a curry and watch the shit fly! :trollface:

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by charlie » Sun May 20, 2018 5:05 pm

Keyser wrote:The toughest animal on Earth takes incredibly huge shits! :pmsl:

https://www.livescience.com/62602-tardi ... video.html



Really? that's very interesting! :whistle:

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Sun May 20, 2018 4:48 pm

The toughest animal on Earth takes incredibly huge shits! :pmsl:

https://www.livescience.com/62602-tardi ... video.html

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Sat May 19, 2018 7:19 pm

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Post by Keyser » Tue May 15, 2018 5:51 pm

If some form of memory is stored in RNA then perhaps that could explain the vague recollections of children claiming to have been reincarnated?

Just a thought. :dunno:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44111476

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Mon May 14, 2018 9:41 pm

Just musing on the bio-mechanical limits of the maximum possible mass of land animals.

Several footprints (Broome, Plagne) and the long lost remains of Amphicoelias (new paper out very soon apparently) suggest a maximum size of 60 metres or so and a weight of 150 - 200 tons for sauropods.

The massive 'French Giant' Titanosaur's largest specimen's remains (when published) may well back this up.

No matter - even relatively 'small' 37 metre long animals like Patagotitan were simply marvels of biological engineering and at least 10 times larger than any land mammal that ever lived.

https://orig00.deviantart.net/0cdc/f/20 ... c8zlgh.jpg

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Post by Keyser » Sat May 12, 2018 6:20 pm

One of the largest beetles in the world and it's massive grub.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... ts-larvae/

The science of bullshit!

Which is a very apposite article for this forum. :canny:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180969062/

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Fri May 11, 2018 10:19 am

Very nice megafauna size chart.

A few caveats the Livyatan is slightly too large and the Colossal squid is far too big but other than that very nice.

Animals shown.

Triceratops Horridus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Argentinosaurus Huinculensis, Ankylosaurus Magniventris, Stegosaurus Armatus, Titanoboa Cerrejonensis, Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus, Brachiosaurus Altithorax, Quetzalcoatlus Northropi, Paraceratherium Transouralicum and African Elephant.

Great White Shark, Blue Whale, Southern Right Whale, Whale Shark, Orca, Colossal Squid, Sperm Whale, Deinosuchus riograndensis, Livyatan Melville, Carcharocles Megalodon, Pliosaurus Funkei and Mosasaurus Hoffmani. :cuppaT:

https://pre00.deviantart.net/baf5/th/pr ... cb54cl.jpg

Re: Keyser's Science And Nature Thread.

Post by Keyser » Fri May 11, 2018 1:47 am

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Post by Keyser » Thu May 10, 2018 8:43 pm

Beautiful photos - especially the Peacock butterfly! :cuppaT:

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Post by Gerst » Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 pm

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Bluebells.


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Peacock butterfly. There are quite a few of these out at the moment, along with Orange-tips, and Speckled Woods.


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Close up.

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Post by Gerst » Thu May 10, 2018 8:22 pm

Here's half a dozen more spring pics from the park near me.

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Fox-tail Grass, (Meadow Fox-tail, I think.)


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Ivy and Red Campion.


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Dandelion seed head.

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