September 30th, 2012

one step at a time

Thanks Kobe.

September 19th, 2012

puffer pad

The creator of this undersea sculpture was a small puffer fish.

Attracted by the grooves and ridges, female puffer fish would find their way along the dark seabed to the male puffer fish where they would mate and lay eggs in the center of the circle. In fact, the scientists observed that the more ridges the circle contained, the more likely it was that the female would mate with the male. The little sea shells weren’t just in vain either. The observers believe that they serve as vital nutrients to the eggs as they hatch, and to the newborns.

More pictures & info here.

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September 17th, 2012

in aristotelian wars the combatants simply fight forever

He understands, as Darwin would, that there is a war of nature. But, where in Darwinian wars some species flourish while others go extinct, in Aristotelian wars the combatants simply fight forever.

A documentary exploring Aristotle’s biological investigations and comparing his understanding to our current knowledge.

September 14th, 2012

butterfly flame

What is a flame made of? (sciencedump)

September 2nd, 2012

druze pita / kubbiz markouk

Druze pita or, in Lebanon, Kubbiz Markouk, made on a stove-top taboun. A recipe.

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