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Oct 11 2013

Adjust your image of cave painters

hands

You may have heard that men and women have some subtle differences in morphology — there is considerable variation and overlap, of course, but there are discernable patterns. It’s not just the obvious breasts and shoulders and hips, either, but, for instance, slight differences in the hands. Men tend to have ring fingers that are …

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Sep 05 2013

Feynmanesque

Or should I say dysteleological physicalesque? Richard Feynman wrote poetry.

Aug 16 2013

My current mood, illustrated

by Ronnie Tucker

In case you can’t tell, that’s a Cthulhoid me careening through the cosmos on a space hopper.

Jul 18 2013

Scroobius Pip speaks

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival seems to be the place to go in early August. I can’t make it this year, but I’m trying to talk my wife into taking a vacation (I know, what’s that?) next year, and taking a little journey from Oxford up through the north of England and into Scotland and just …

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Jul 18 2013

The most precious jewelry in the world

neandertal_shell

It’s not the Koh-I-Noor or the Empress Eugenie Brooch or whatever my wife is wearing right now, it’s this: It’s a small, broken fossil shell, collected from a fossil outcrop and transported 110 kilometers to a hole in the ground in Italy. Close inspection reveals that before it was broken, there was a pattern of …

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Jul 17 2013

AAAAAAIIEE! Philistines!

A number of valuable paintings were stolen from a Rotterdam museum by a ring of Romanian criminals. The stolen works have an estimated value of tens of millions of dollars if they were sold at auction. Thieves took Pablo Picasso’s 1971 "Harlequin Head"; Claude Monet’s 1901 "Waterloo Bridge, London" and "Charing Cross Bridge, London"; Henri …

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May 29 2013

Chris Shaw has a thing for madonnas

madonna_of_the_squid

I don’t, especially not madonnas linked to science. It’s a pairing that I find discordant and weird and inappropriate, which is probably why I find myself staring at these things with some concentration. Darned tricksy artists! It’s true, the squid helped. But I was also concerned that the Catholics would try to convert my beloved …

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Apr 28 2013

The mysterious Tatsuya Ishida

oppressed

He’s an invisible webcomic artist — here’s one of the rare interviews with the guy, and a review of his work. I’ve been following him for many years, and one of the interesting things you can see as he matured is that he’s gone from drawing pimp ninjas and geisha sluts to developing a very …

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Apr 26 2013

Any bionerds getting engaged/married?

dnaring

Nothing says “I’d like to mingle our genetic material” like a DNA ring.

Mar 09 2013

Today is my birthday. WHERE ARE MY PRESENTS?

youngkraken

(via Laughing Squid)

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