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Category Archive: Organisms

Jul 21 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Cruel flower

HHMI

This flower, over many generations, has warped the poor buff-tail sicklebilled hummingbird’s beak into that bizarre curve.

Jul 18 2014

Friday Cephalopod: You don’t need knees to be mobile

I’m suddenly seeing more to admire in the beautiful octopus.

Jul 16 2014

Botanical Wednesday: Kiss, kiss

bloginicio flora

Jul 14 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Respect for the nematomorph

HHW_movie

There’s a new vampire series on FX by Guillermo Del Toro, The Strain. I haven’t seen it — I don’t get that channel — but I’ve read the book, which I found interesting for making vampires utterly disgusting, and also for stealing biological analogues for the infection (alas, I thought the story started very well …

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Jul 11 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Adorkable little guys

Octosquid.io

Cephalopods are the cutest creatures on the planet. How can you deny it?

Jul 07 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Worms are as cool as tentacles

NatGeo

Jul 04 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Do not taunt Happy Fun Cephalopod

Jun 30 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Evil Rising

Alex Wild

We’ve had a very wet summer so far here in the upper Midwest — the potholes are full of water, our backyard is sodden, the plants are thriving, but that also means that this plague is drifting in vast clouds everywhere. The horror. The horror.

Jun 27 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Everything you wanted to know about Vampyroteuthis

It’s been cephalopod week, and on Science Friday, they featured our old friend, the vampire squid.

Jun 24 2014

Time to kill all the kittens

I think that’s the only reasonable response. We’ve been conditioned to think that animals are all furry and big-eyed and most importantly, cute, and every animal that isn’t must be reclassified as vermin. We’re going to need a radical readjustment of the public; every time you send someone a LOLcat, a thousand annelids and a …

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