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Archives for June 14, 2012

I may have to give up calamari

Just the title was enough to make me squeamish: Penetration of the Oral Mucosa by Parasite-Like Sperm Bags of Squid: A Case Report in a Korean Woman. It seems the woman thought she was getting dinner; the squid saw a last chance to reproduce. As is common with these kinds of misunderstandings, neither got what…

Art, games, life, obsession

Jerry Gretzinger has a project, one that never ends. What started as a little doodle has grown into a sprawling, detailed map that is maintained and expanded by following rules — rules that increase complexity organically, using chance. It’s cool and strange at the same time. Jerry’s Map from Jerry Gretzinger on Vimeo. Gretzinger also…

Botanical Wednesday: High times

Exciting news! Scientists are working on identifying the biochemical pathways that produce a miniscule component of this plant’s chemical defenses!