This looks interesting. See the special appearance by the water bear at ~ 0:27…
(H/T to the vintage breathing apparatus modelled by Starbear!)
Cosmos: A Space time Odyssey
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Tagged Aerator, Barack Obama, breathing apparatus, Carl Sagan, Cosmos, Cosmos remix, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Fox Broadcasting Company, National Geographic Channel, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Odyssey, The Star Bear Odyssey, water bear
Isn’t this just the best picture ever? It is an “Image of distinction” in the 2013 Nikon Small World Photomicrography competition, taken by Dr. Andrea Schmidt-Rhaesa, Corinna Schulze and Ricardo Neves (Universität Hamburg). It shows a marine tardigrade who seems to be a little short in the one leg department. Darn that Skorp! That reminds me; I must still do my Duolingo German lesson today…
Oh, and I have to credit Zemanta for the Ooooooh, Mustafa shiver.
(Re-blogged from my Musings without a Muse site.) My iPhoto library has crashed
H/T to Ze Finger of ZirCon and the Hadean.
Posted in cartoons, In the news, science, tardigrades, The Star Bear Odyssey
Tagged Blue Zircon, Cool early Earth, Earth, Hadean, Hadean age, Jack Hills, Nature Geoscience, Old Earth, University of Wisconsin–Madison, ZirCon
Water bear and Water flea discuss the Rrrelevance of Humans on their Time Tree
Inspired by this article: A Living Time Capsule Shows the Human Mark on Evolution (NYT)
Posted in cartoons, Illustration, In the news, science, tardigrades, The Star Bear Odyssey
Tagged Common ancestor, Daphnia, Relative, Star Bear, The Star Bear Odyssey, Time capsule, time tree, water bear, water flea
No ponytails were harmed in the making of this cartoon. I had read about the RaPunzel number before, but since I had to sign a subscriber agreement not to link to said article; I had to google it. (Which seems counter-productive):
The Rapunzel number is a ratio used in this equation to calculate the effects of gravity on hair relative to its length. This number determines whether a ponytail looks like a fan or whether it arcs over and becomes nearly vertical at the bottom. A short ponytail of springy hair with a low Rapunzel number, fans outward. A long ponytail with a high Rapunzel number, hangs down, as the pull of gravity overwhelms the springiness. (Wikipedia)
Mmm: A popular Canadian candy. You can get Canada goose-, reindeer-, grizzly-, beaver-, Santa-, loon-, bunny-, etc. but no StarBear- or Hanni&Ball- droppings … They made their own.
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Tagged Bear Droppings, Canada, Christmas, Cooking, Hanni&Ball, Home, Reindeer droppings, Santa, Santa Claus, Solstice, StarBear, Summer solstice, Winter solstice
Today’s Swedish Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Sven Gustaf Wingqvist. (Not embeddable on WordPress)
StarBear and Ball were impressed. (Ball+Bear+Ingenieur (engineer)!)
Frikadelle(Afrikaans/+r for Danish), or meatballs are popular in Sweden too!