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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Minime » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:49 am

Keyser wrote:
Minime wrote:A Rattlesnake Tarantula!!

NO!!!

https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/06/29/1 ... -tarantula

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99NpCPjtJ78


That's my hols to Australia cancelled lol


That's great! :cuppaT:

I think you should still go though. :gigglesnshit:

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EUGH!!


That thing could end up anywhere!!

Holiday binned!!
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:29 am

Guest wrote:
Keyser wrote:Nice reconstruction of male Triceratops in display colours.

Compare that to the concrete and shit coloured 1950's dinosaurs of Jurassic World 2. :roll:

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That's clearly been given the colours of a toucan.

Are we saying dinosaurs are basically birds now?

And why would dinosaurs, most of which don't fly, need feathers exactly?

I get the feeling these scientists are just making stuff up as they go along, they haven't really got a clue.


Another nice speculative Triceratops.

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Thousands of scientists working over many decades have more than 'just a clue'.

Oh and for the record there are over 11,000 species of living Maniraptoran theropods.

Just look out of the window - they are commonly known as birds. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:46 am

Minime wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Minime wrote:A Rattlesnake Tarantula!!

NO!!!

https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/06/29/1 ... -tarantula

Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99NpCPjtJ78


That's my hols to Australia cancelled lol


That's great! :cuppaT:

I think you should still go though. :gigglesnshit:

Image


EUGH!!


That thing could end up anywhere!!

Holiday binned!!


They really like warm, moist, dark places! :ooer: :gigglesnshit:

Here is a nice example of how large the Australian species get.

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But look up Heteropoda maxima for a nice example of a real giant Huntsman.

But at least it's not down under. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Minime » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 pm

Keyser wrote:
Minime wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Minime wrote:A Rattlesnake Tarantula!!

NO!!!

https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/06/29/1 ... -tarantula

Image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99NpCPjtJ78

:yikes: :gigglesnshit:


That's my hols to Australia cancelled lol


That's great! :cuppaT:

I think you should still go though. :gigglesnshit:

Image


EUGH!!


That thing could end up anywhere!!

Holiday binned!!


They really like warm, moist, dark places! :ooer: :gigglesnshit:

Here is a nice example of how large the Australian species get.

Image

But look up Heteropoda maxima for a nice example of a real giant Huntsman.

But at least it's not down under. :thumbsup:


:yikes: :gigglesnshit:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:30 pm

Minime wrote: :yikes: :gigglesnshit:


:mrgreen:

This is a truly remarkable image - the birth of an exoplanet. :cuppaT:

https://www.seeker.com/space/astronomer ... being-born

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-image-new ... t-eso.html

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 pm

This was one of my favourite books when I was a kid, great illustrations.

In fact I bought it again about 6 months back.

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:45 pm

Ray of Sunshine wrote:This was one of my favourite books when I was a kid, great illustrations.

In fact I bought it again about 6 months back.

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I had that book!

Read it over and over again! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Ray of Sunshine » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.

Here's a question for you, the hyena, is it a dog? Is it a cat? What is it?
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:55 pm

Ray of Sunshine wrote:Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.


Cheers - truly nostalgic image that - God I was in primary school. :yikes:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Nucks » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:14 am

Ray of Sunshine wrote:Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.

Here's a question for you, the hyena, is it a dog? Is it a cat? What is it?


Based on the noises they make, I’d say more similar to a dog than a cat. That yelping thing they do, particularly.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:38 pm

Ray of Sunshine wrote:Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.

Here's a question for you, the hyena, is it a dog? Is it a cat? What is it?


They are actually Feliforms (cat-like carnivorans) a suborder that includes cats, mongooses, civets etc - so far more closely related to cats than dogs despite appearances. :thumbsup:

Various stories that may be of interest.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... 180969521/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... 180969495/

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neuroscie ... rrots.html

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/anim ... ife-watch/

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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Aaron_Silver » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:31 pm

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Ray of Sunshine wrote:Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.


Cheers - truly nostalgic image that - God I was in primary school. :yikes:


I was under the impression you were 30 when you were born :gigglesnshit:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Keyser » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Aaron_Silver wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Ray of Sunshine wrote:Me too, so much so that the spine broke and I threw it away.

Second-hand one I bought wasn't in that good condition either but I only paid £3 for it, loads on ebay at that price.


Cheers - truly nostalgic image that - God I was in primary school. :yikes:


I was under the impression you were 30 when you were born :gigglesnshit:


45 actually! :snooty:
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Nucks » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:09 pm

I was watching a nature program with David Attenborough this morning, on the many flying creatures of the animal world. The giant beetles taking flight made me think of the Russian Antonov plane, how on earth can it get off the ground. :gigglesnshit: Fascinating to watch, they have a hard shell to protect their wings, unlike other insects whose wings are visible when they’re not flying.
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Re: The Science And Nature Thread - All Welcome

Postby Gerst » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:54 pm

A few more pics from the park:

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Dandelions


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Self-heal


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Common Ragwort. Attracts the caterpillars of the cinnabar moth, but I've yet to see any in this park.


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A very delicate-looking Meadow Grass, possibly Rough Meadow Grass, with Common Rye Grass on the right. Grasses are a nightmare to identify.


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Creeping Buttercup


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Bloody hell! And it's only early July...
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