Friday Cephalopod: Clearly a distant relative of Mad Eye Moody

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I've had several people ask me recently where to focus when taking insect photos.  Here's my advice. Aim for the eyes. Compare: A phorid fly sits atop a fungus, its compound eye slightly ahead of the focal plane. The same fly with its eye in the focal plane. The second photo should be more…
in which I roar, and pounce... and float away. The American Physical Society News Zero Gravity column is particularly good this month (member login maybe required), he says modestly. I must be grateful though, at least they didn't cast me as Lockhart or Slughorn... Mad-Eye Moody'd have been kinda…
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Granted, it is the print media, rather than the bubble-headed TV doctors that I railed against a couple of days ago, but even so I had a hard time believing this article in the Washington Post when it was forwarded to me. Compare: Washington Post articlePart 1 and Part 2 of Early Detection of…