Archive for the ‘science’ Category


Beavers to mothership: “Beam us up!”

May 7, 2010

Beaver dam visible from space:

beaver dam


Julia Child makes primordial soup.

September 23, 2009

It’s a really really really nice fossil…

June 3, 2009

…but it’s still just a fossil.  I’m referring to Ida, the fossil of what will soon be named Darwinius masillae, which is almost certainly not our direct ancestor.  I don’t have time to go into detail*, here’s someone else’s blog post with tons of links.

*(but I will quip that chains have links, trees don’t)


Sux2B an ant, example # 827.

January 28, 2009

Direct YouTube link.


Bryophytes in action.

December 1, 2008

They spew into the air…

…and they dance

Direct YouTube links: spew, dance.


Dinosaurs in the Civil War

November 12, 2008

dinosaurkingdomphoto by Robert Kimberly

Dinosaur Kingdom
It’s 1863 and Union soldiers have discovered a hidden valley filled with dinosaurs. Now the Yankees plan to use the dinos as weapons of mass destruction against the South.

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Kunst-Formen der Natur by Ernst Haeckl

November 3, 2008

All 400 pages on Flickr, or download a 260 MB PDF from here.