A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Remember those words? I know some of you are aware that they’re a warning. Others know they’re a trap. But in this case, I think they’re a clue.
When I was young I believed it was a squad of squid. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it was just a ‘shoal’ or ‘squids’.
Tardigrades: Nature’s adorable little cuddle tanks. They’re tough and adorable and one of the coolest critters on the planet. And, most importantly, they’re harmless little herbivores, right?
A couple of days ago the excellent Nathan Yau of Flowing Data put up a very nice viz of the causes of death in the U.S. It was a great starting point but it left people with a whole lot of questions.
I know what I want it to be.
While a lot of us thought Force Awakens was a great movie and a huge improvement over the prequels, I think we all have to admit that there are some things that could use a bit of explaining.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
I remember the first time I saw those words scroll across the screen. I was just a wee lad of seven and I didn’t know that my parents had taken me to the most important movie I’d ever see.
Hi again all! I’ve been a bit quiet of late while I was starting a new job and plotting to take over the world and such. Hope everyone’s been having a grand old time!
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about, right? Now it’s not just parasites and diseases, but also the diseases our parasites have.
Welcome to a new ongoing series on the bearers of nature’s most fascinating anuses. Today we’re going to talk about Stenus Rove Beetles.
When people talk about the advantages of sexual reproduction, one of the (if not the) primary responses is to create genetic diversity.
The following video is the Sci-Fi movie I want to see get huge in the theaters, the tabletop game I want to play, and the computer RPG I want to obsess over all at once.
The extremely awesome Vox.com has (as usual) a great article...this time about how our saber-toothed friends and there have always been questions about how they...well...how they worked at all.
Imagine a world where the air is hostile to life as we know it and the only way to move out of all but a tiny number of corners of the planet is inside machines and habitats. How about epic wars between increasingly sophisticated high-tech ships? What if the clones of captains and crews are all that’s left after the…
I love monster movies in general, and The Thing has always been one of my favorites. I liked the clever psychological horror, but what really drew me was the Thing itself. The way it could quickly change into all kinds of strange forms just added to the awesomeness. What sort of freaky weird chimera would it be this…
So, I may have been out of things for a while but I didn’t even know ‘reaction videos’ were a thing, except maybe in response to jump scares or the-sensation-that-shall-not-be-visualized.
Meet Encarsia Tricolor Forster. (no relation). As wasps go, she’s actually kind of cute. Maybe not baeus-cute, but cute nonetheless.
I believe I finally have stumbled across my religion, and it is a strange and beautiful thing.
Sometimes a video is good right off. In this one the behaviors are absolutely excellent...but it needed a little something extra to take it over the top...the voices of our tiny friends.
Let’s invent something fun again! But this time, instead of something amazing but complicated like the Wearable Holodeck, we’re going to invent something that a hacker can make on a budget with off the shelf parts.