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Category Archive: Organisms

May 09 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Hovering, with tentacles coiled

Dumbo Octopus

May 05 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Reavers!

Acanthaspis petax, a type of assassin bug, stacks dead ant bodies on its back to confuse predators. Photo by Mohd Rizal Ismail

May 02 2014

Friday Cephalopod: When I break outta this cell, I’m gonna…

Gordon Klisch

Apr 28 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Not for trypophobics

You know, fear of holes…it doesn’t bother me at all, but about 20 seconds into this video, you’ll see a pocked surface suddenly erupt into mouths on wormlike stalks, and I wouldn’t want to be responsible for any trypophobia induced heart attacks. Oh, and everything after 1:50 — you might die. (via Mother Nature Network)

Apr 25 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Looks cute, but it’s actually dreaming of world conquest

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Apr 21 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Well, I wouldn’t eat it

Australian Geographic

Apr 18 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Sparkle magic!

MBARI

Apr 15 2014

Science conspires to make me feel really old now

Virginia Hughes tells us about techniques to look inside the zebrafish brain. The gang at HHMI are using two photon imaging and clever image analysis to get very clear, sharp images of fluorescent neurons. Oy, that’s pretty. This old codger did some of that stuff, many years ago, but you know what we had to …

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Apr 14 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan MISANDRY

lemur

That photo is from a lovely new documentary, with this trailer. However, I have to call attention to one troubling fact. “All these lemurs have one thing in common – from the little one to the very largest one – they all have female dominance. The females are the leaders. The females are the ones …

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Apr 11 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Octopuses can be superheroes, too

Amir Abramovich

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