Category Archives: evolution

Bear on a Bicycle

   H/T to CRISPR and HGT.

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The Museum of Tardilution & Heritage

StarBear visits the Museum of Tardilution and Heritage. There is a new exhibit! H/T to Eric Ho of @BreathingMemes; Shapeways (more) BUT, place not our makers on pedestals! 😼

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Freaky Family

Some more family! Hallucigenia. (I first read about Hallucigenia in Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms, by Richard Fortey, in which he mentioned that the animal was thusly-named by Simon Conway Morris in 1977.) Tunny has her own way of remembering … Continue reading

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Eau de Vie Pur Fume

Well, if Kazimir Malevich can have one, so can out-of-this-world StarBear!   Related articles Kazimir Malevich’s Little-Known Perfume Bottle Malevich At Tate Modern Malevich review an intensely moving retrospective Kazimir Malevich: the man who liberated painting Malevich: Master of the … Continue reading

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Friday Frustule

H/T to Cells Retrieved From Stratosphere Are Alien Life Scientists Claim (Discover Blogs) Related articles Astrobiologists Claim to Have Found Extraterrestrial Life Form in Earth’s Stratosphere (sci-news.com) Proof of alien life? You need a lot more evidence than that (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com) Proof … Continue reading

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Wishbone Wednesday

StarBears may not have furculas, and cannot fly, but they do have pharyngeal bulbs…in fact the entire animal resembles a developing foetus.  Do you wish to bone up on your tardigrade facts? H/T’s to: Sophia Wallace on tumblr (Official Site) Wishbone Chair … Continue reading

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Classic (sic)

(H/T to Evil Editor)

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StarBear @ the KaffeeBar on the Beach

So…life from Mars? I wouldn’t bet on it, but the idea that life began on Mars & flew here by meteorite is not totally silly http://t.co/hbQHe3HyOp — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) August 29, 2013 StarBear also features in the Tardigrada Newsletter this … Continue reading

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Family Resemblances

Hat Tip to William the Conqueror and his penny. (Some more information here); also to the Time Tree, again. (Another William was born in the same week this picture was taken at the Tower of London: the 43rd monarch since … Continue reading

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& Y Button???

Ah-Ha, Pre-Cambrian threads! Hat tip to “Greening of the Earth pushed Way Back in Time” (Phys.org)

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