Maggie Koerth-Baker at 10:33 am Wed, Jun 5, 2013
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Because they are the unholy spawn of the devil?
More evidence that evolution doesn’t like us.
Evolution doesn’t “like.” Full stop. “Liking” is not a thing of which it is capable.
I’m aware of that. My comment was a reference to this.
Lighten up McGillicuddy.
What is it with this article repeating everything?
This article repeats everything.
What is it with that?
What? What what?
….ah, I see.
I’m mostly on my phone these days. Those cool looking callout quotes in the article are just inline text on a phone…
The analogies in the article are like drifting hammers made of limoncello.
Odd that this article about mosquitoes is illustrated with a photo of a dolichopodid fly. Mosquitoes are in an entirely different family. For reference: http://www.flickr.com/photos/horsepunchkid/7324490604/
It sure looks like a mosquito and not the fly in your link. What makes you think it’s a fly?
Now with video: http://youtu.be/QaEyWBszYtw
One early Spring in Yosemite, I was enjoying a short hike in one of the Sequoia groves when a nice April snowfall came down, so I sat in a fallen tree trunk and let my senses take in the soothing spectacle. Then it just popped into sharp relief, a carefree mosquito perfectly navigating among the falling snowflakes, which just about ruined the whole thing. So I dragged my ass back to the car, thinking “we’re screwed”.
Raindrops will not kill a mosquito but a laser beam will. We need more lasers and less raindrops, I think.
Now splain why worms don’t drown.
Fuckin worms. How do they work?
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An example of fantastic, whimsical bio-tableware from sculptor Etienne Meneau. Holds a full bottle.
If it looks difficult to pour from or clean, Meneau has an FAQ for that.
Via the good folks at The Annals of Improbable Research
Megan Garber at The Atlantic: "An extensive coronal hole rotated toward Earth last week--and astronomers were there to capture it."
I love this photo of a punk in Yangon, Myanmar (shown here, a downsized thumbnail -- click through to see the whole pic from EPA in the Telegraph).
Maggie Koerth-Baker at 10:29 am Wed, Jun 5, 2013
Rob Beschizza at 10:25 am Wed, Jun 5, 2013
Cory Doctorow at 10:07 am Wed, Jun 5, 2013