Why Evolution Is True introduced me to a profoundly awesome example of mimicry in nature: Uropyia meticulodina, a moth from eastern Asia that looks like a dead leaf.
Real Monstrosities: "It’s not just brown like a dead leaf, it’s brown like a curled up, dead leaf. And it’s not just brown like a curled up, dead leaf, it depicts a leaf catching the light, with shadows in all the right places and you can even see the veins casting tiny shadows along the curled underside. It’s like one of those optical illusions that still work even when you know it’s a trick."
Here's what it looks like "normally", or at least when pinned to a board. (Hsu Hong Lin, CC)
The BBC, citing Estonia’s Postimees, reports that workers there “bundled a wild wolf into their car” thinking that it was a dog. In any case, the big fella was in big trouble out in the ice. Speaking to the Estonian newspaper Postimees, one of the men, Rando Kartsepp, said: “We had to carry him over […]
The twitter account @TheScaryNature posted this image with the caption “these two Bull Moose died in battle and became frozen in ice”, and the only thing I can think of is “Toxic mooseculinity.” The photographer, as revealed by Google’s reverse image search feature, is Brad Webster: Webster says there are several theories on what happened […]
I don't suppose you've seen those two boiled eggs I left sitting on the kitchen sideboard by any chance? pic.twitter.com/dV2YSbZL6R — Stevie K (@1StevieKilner) February 17, 2019 I love the look on that puppy face.
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Just a reminder: Print isn’t dead. And now that printers are becoming as portable as cell phones, it might be around for quite some time. Enter the MEMOBIRD Mobile Thermal Printer, a mini-printer that is versatile, portable – and most importantly, never needs a refill on ink or toner. Measuring just a few inches around, […]
What do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all have in common? Somewhere in their framework, they all use MySQL, that most versatile (and free!) of database management systems. And they’re not alone. If your company or the one you’d like to work for wrangles data (and who doesn’t?), they’re going to need someone with a […]