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Archives for November, 2007

Radiohead Goes Down Market

Way down apparently. Video editor Tyler Helms has taken footage from the stunning Microcosmos and paired it with the Radiohead’s track “All I Need.” Kind of like Animal Planet meets MTV.

The Bleiman Brothers are in New Mexico for the week, which as many of you know, has not yet invented the internet. Unfortunately this means this is probably the only post we can send up, but hopefully you all can amuse yourselves by contributing the weirdest Thanksgiving meal you have ever had. Maybe you were…

The results of a seven year survey of Europe’s rivers and lakes has finally arrived, and to the delight of Ben Stein, CPAs and colorblind people around the world, 57 new species of new nonthreatening, completely unexciting, brownish-gray fish have been identified. Europe now boasts 522 drab freshwater species as opposed to the laughable 485…

We are not sure what the bigger story here is: the discovery of a new species of tiny adorable river manatee or the fact that this happened in July and we just learned about it last week! Anyway, these critters were discovered by a pioneering Amazonian biologist by the name of Marc van Roosmalen and…

A Jogging Flower (Reprise)

Our most popular post from our Blogger days did not fair so well in the migration to SB and Movable Type. I am reposting it here now for posterity. A relative of the starfish, crinoids are neither abundant nor well understood. Also known as “sea lilies” or “feather stars” the strange creatures consist of a…

First Ever: Weekly Readers’ Poll

We want to shake things up a bit here at Zooillogix by doing a weekly readers’ poll. That’s right. We actually WANT to hear from you! The question: WHAT WAS YOUR WORST HUNGOVER MORNING EVER? Was it a walk of shame in your Halloween costume? Did a cockroach emerge from your half-eaten Boston cream pastry?…

Winter, the Dolphin, Video

Due to popular demand, we searched long and hard (by going to Youtube and typing in “Winter, the dolphin”) and finally found this video of Winter, the dolphin, swimming both with and without her prosthetic tail.

New Delhi Under Attack (by Monkeys)

India’s bustling capital has been a little more bustling of late with a veritable invasion of rude, sometimes dangerous monkeys. As the forests outlying the city have been destroyed, more and more rhesus macaque monkeys have made their way into the urban areas. In some cases they have literally overrun government buildings and are known…

These were too cool not to share here. We are like the Robin Hood of scientific imagery… sort of Larval crab Copepod Diatoms To make matters worse… we can’t find the original article these came from… it’s over at National Geographic in some article about plankton or something…

Reported last month in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a fascinating fossil was discovered in the Saar-Nahe Basin of Southwestern Germany (sounds more like somewhere in Middle-earth than Bavaria to us, but go figure). The fossil(s?) comprises a fish that was eaten by an amphibian which was eaten by a shark. It…