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.
Margaret Atwood, is writing an opera! This will be interesting, I’m sure.
- Margaret Atwood writes her first opera about the tragic life of Canadian heroine Pauline Johnson (independent.co.uk)
- Margaret Atwood’s Pauline Johnson opera poised for 2014 debut (cbc.ca)
- Austen Ousts Darwin, and Other News (theparisreview.org)
- Margaret Atwood makes opera debut (guardian.co.uk)
- Synthetic Biology: A Convergence of Fact and Fiction (sffacademic.wordpress.com)
- Avril Levigne is Tank Girl in the silliest music video of the week (observationdeck.io9.com)
- In The Secular Night; Margaret Atwood, poetry (apoetsview.wordpress.com)
Only a few days left to send your haiku to Mars!
(h/t to NPR)
- Haikus In Space (sandrabranum.wordpress.com)
- Send your name to Mars with MAVEN (piedtype.com)
- Haiku to Mars (antoinecassar.wordpress.com)
- How to Send a Haiku to Mars on NASA Spacecraft (space.com)
- Mars Message Madness (improbablefrontiers.wordpress.com)
- Going to Mars (andreasignotus.wordpress.com)
- Theory of Life Haiku (starbearpublications.wordpress.com)
- NASA’s “Black Marble” Photos of Earth At Night (Treehugger.com)
- Hillsborough charity single revealed including Alan Hansen, Paul McCartney, Kenny Dalglish and Robbie Williams (dailymail.co.uk)
- Is It Science? (sandwalk.blogspot.com)
- He Ain’t Heavy: Watch EXCLUSIVE first view of Hillsborough charity single video (mirror.co.uk)
- Hillsborough Single “The Justice Collective” Gains Another Member, Sir Paul McCartney (contactmusic.com)
As I wonder about that shiny little piece of duct tape? found near Curiosity’s scoop, my thoughts wander too:
Who let the cat out the bag? Outdoor cats are problematic — cats of crisis–:
catachresis is today’s dictionary.com‘s word of the day, used here in the appropriate manner… What’s important is that Curiosity did not kill the cat, right? Luckily there are only deus ex machina (which comes from Horace’s Ars Poetica) -feathered things on Mars…
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- Mars Rover Already Doing Science (news.sciencemag.org)
- Ars Poetica ~~ Archibald MacLeish (zheleznaya.wordpress.com)
- The Oatmeal: How Much do Cats Actually Kill?
- Curiosity Killed the Cat: a Video by Trunk Animation on Vimeo
- Curiosity finds SOMETHING on Martian Surface (Universe Today)