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I recently came across the Russian nesting doll art of Irina Troitskaya and thought I would share. Also called matryoshka, matreshka, or “those things are freaking awesome” in Russian, nesting dolls are a traditional artform from the town of Semyonov, where the land was terrible for farming, but the trees were great for nesting dolls.…

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Tenrecs Belong in Saltwater Aquariums

While we usually bring you hard-hitting, fact-based (like pleather is leather-based) news, sometimes we stumble across something that is simply news to us. In this case, it’s the existence of what appears to be a cross between a colorful sea slug and a shrew called a Lowland Streaked Tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus). Since these pictures in…

My Business Trip to San Diego

AKA – a boy and his coffee on geek safari Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.

Jerboa Quest 3

In this groundbreaking film, a greater Egyptian jerboa hangs out in a kitchen to a tune from Dragon Quest 3. Set expectations to “low.” Thanks to Adam Bedient for the important tip

Cornholing with Izzy and Mathman

In the Midwest they have a game called “cornhole” which involves throwing bean bags into holes in boards. Growing up on the East Coast, cornhole had a completely different meaning, but living in Chitown for three years now, I am doing my best to blend in. As a patron of the arts, I recently had…

Operation Iron Flipper

Whether you call them Little Penguins or Fairy Penguins, the name rightfully suggests that this species is not the most formidable of their flightless family. In fact, standing at about only 16″ high, they are the smallest of all penguins. Therefore it might not be surprising that they are picked on by other species. The…

Giant Millipede and Mite Friends

If millipedes were not adorable enough on their own, they are often teeming with special little mites. The millipede and the mites typically have a symbiotic relationship wherein the millipede provides the mites with a home and the mites provide an extra layer of terror in the event that an elementary school child on a…

Zooillogix – Now with More Chicks!

Many of you have asked… what’s up with Zooillogix? Over a month between posts… Rambling, incoherent responses to inquiries from the Royal Society… Dark bags underneath our eyes… Hair loss and tooth decay… Some of you might have thought it was drugs. Well you were right. It took Jane Goodall finding my brother, Benny, face…

Monkey Juice

by Katie the Lowly Intern Does the sinking feeling of knowing you could have gotten what you wanted had you made better choices in life sound familiar? Like how if in college, had you gotten a real degree, set goals for yourself, and not tried to buy friendships with your credit card, you could possibly…