Category archives for Organisms

Botanical Wednesday: Kiss, kiss

There’s a new vampire series on FX by Guillermo Del Toro, The Strain. I haven’t seen it — I don’t get that channel — but I’ve read the book, which I found interesting for making vampires utterly disgusting, and also for stealing biological analogues for the infection (alas, I thought the story started very well…

Cephalopods are the cutest creatures on the planet. How can you deny it?

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Evil Rising

We’ve had a very wet summer so far here in the upper Midwest — the potholes are full of water, our backyard is sodden, the plants are thriving, but that also means that this plague is drifting in vast clouds everywhere. The horror. The horror.

It’s been cephalopod week, and on Science Friday, they featured our old friend, the vampire squid.

This one isn’t about the picture; go listen to the singing of the bats.

What? You only play in two dimensions? You’re doomed, pathetic human.