Oh my stars and garters, this is utterly beyond my pay grade. I barely understand quantum entanglement, and now they’re arguing that it might be the fundamental force holding together DNA? I have no possible basis on analysing that statement. So I’ll leave it without commentary, as an interesting paper for those who care about such [...]
See that little yellow dot above and to the left of that sun? The star is 1RSX J160929.1-210524, and the dot is around 8 times the size of Jupiter. It’s a planet. And the first one to be directly photographed. Not only is it rather large, but it’s damned far from the star, some 300 AU [...]
Meet the Institute for Creation Research Graduate School, standard purveyors of mistruths and blatant deception under the guise of Biblical creationism and creation science. 6000 year old Earth types of thing. They were attempting to get accredited so they could offer an officially acknowledged MS program.
The institute moved from California to Texas, and applied to offer [...]
This is why I don’t eat crustaceans — because they utterly terrify [...]
Don’t you love weird critters? This is Simonchelys parasitica, or a pugnose eel. Two of these were found in the heart of a recently dead shortfin mako. They were discovered during necropsy of the 900 lbs behemoth, and had drilled into the lumen of the heart. They think the eels took advantage of the wounded shark, [...]
I’m sure by now you realise I have nothing but love for all the wonderful and weird critters on this planet. Its biodiversity continues to astonish even the most jaded.
The Arizona State University International Institute for Species Exploration (whew) have posted a list of the top ten new species of 2009. For my money, the Green [...]
Sorry for the quiet around here. First hit by a major computer crisis, followed by moving house, and iPhone 4 fever. Hopefully things have settled now.
Anyway, here’s a thing about rice. Fingers crossed for some actual posting here in the next day [...]