Category Archive: Organisms

Jan 27 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Brilliant Bees

Intimate Portraits of Bees

Jan 24 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Finny

Nautilus Live

Jan 22 2014

Botanical Wednesday: Brrr, January


It’s cold and windy out there, and I can’t feel my toes right now, and so I’m thinking… Yeah.

Jan 21 2014

Turtle slander!

This entirely not-safe-for-work video purports to tell the true, scientifically accurate story of the Teenage Ninja Turtles. I don’t know — it seems to think all turtles are the same.

Jan 20 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Who knew eagles were fans of the Stooges?

Stan Rife

Jan 17 2014

Friday Cephalopod: The loveliest bracelet ever

The Horse's Mouth

Say…has she painted her fingernails to match the mottling pattern of the octopus’s skin? I find that strangely attractive.

Jan 15 2014

Botanical Wednesday: Frozen Grass

Microscopic Images

We’ve got a blizzard on the way. Plants do not exist in an uncrystallized state right now.

Jan 14 2014

Turning the tables

Oh, yeah, we’re always hearing about sperm whales and how they just chow down on the grandest cephalopods in the sea, but we never hear enough about how squid eat vertebrates. The answer is: horribly, slowly, agonizingly. Am I a traitor to my phylum that I was cheering for the squid?

Jan 13 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: I always say we could use more gastrotrichs around here

Beyond the Human Eye

Jan 11 2014

Vengeance is mine, saith the teleost

This is brilliant: a fish that catches birds on the wing. That takes some impressive calculation to be able to snatch a flitting swallow out of the air. Now…does anyone have any video of a fish catching a cat?

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