Hurf?Durf's Boing Boing comment mentioned an old National Geographic's Newswatch article on "New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee -- Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds..."
National Public Radio (NPR) report that "As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.
VideoSift shared three/3 minutes and ten/10 seconds animated YouTube video showing "... Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren't exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a seemingly simple problem that's still without a cure. And if you think it's bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut! Rose Eveleth explains what's happening in our bodies when we get the car sick blues..."
Buzz Hoot Roar answered "Why Some Ants Dress in Drag" question -- Some males of the ant species Cardiocondyla obscurior show how it is done.
Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary -- We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."
NewsDaily answered the questions and provides details to "Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here's the difference -- How a hurricane differs from a typhoon or cyclone:
Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article -- "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies -- The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony..."
Davidhumus' /. comment mentioned Dr. Chulder's web page showing "How Much Do Animals Sleep? -- Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal..."
This Science Daily article mentioned "Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference ... For some entomologists, an apparent paradox exists: Despite choosing a career working with insects, they exhibit negative feelings toward spiders which range from mild disgust to extreme arachnophobia..."
"Beatrice the Biologist is part science blog, part comic, and part incoherent rambling..."
HardOCP shared a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Science infographic showing fireworks injuries.
C.G.P. Grey's YouTube video channel shows many educational and interesting episodes of "complex things explained."