The Loom

Archives for September, 2007

Wearing His Homunculus on His Sleeve

“I’m an evolutionary biologist who investigates the evolution of sperm form, sperm-female interactions and sperm competition. So…yeah, it’s pretty much about sperm. Wanted to bring the concept of the homunculus to life, as all illustrations of it have always been rather cartoonish." —Scott Pitnick, Syracuse University The science tattoo collection now has 56 images. See…

When Brilliant Isn’t Brilliant

Driving home at the end of the long weekend, I was amazed to see a tree here and there along the road with a touch of orange in its leaves. Fall already. And with fall comes another team of scientists to puzzle over why leaves change color.