Tag Archives: SciArt

Giving You the Slippers

I just realized that I’m a day ahead on my #inktober prompts! How did the date slip my mind? H/T: A new Slipper lobster and a new species of Slipper orchid. via Blogger http://ift.tt/2ybIh1X Advertisements

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The Longing of the Barnacle

 Today’s theme is ‘long‘. We are in the middle of the Nobel Prizes for this year. Something that took a long time: the direct detection of gravitational waves / wrinkles in time.  Two black holes that produced some collided a … Continue reading

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Poison d’Art

Oophaga pumilio from Costa Rica; h/t: Pstevendactylus~commonswiki The Strawberry poison-dart frog may not be the most poisonous of the poison dart frogs, but it has the most handsome blue jeans. Today’s prompt for  #inktober is poison. Poison dart frog is … Continue reading

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Swift Sunday : The Art of Seeing

Swift Swifts are not the fastest birds, but they can stay in the air for long times. I love this: Swift-growing-, and swift-shriveling now- fungi. That swiftest and largest landbird: the ostrich! Alas, no matter how much it flaps, it … Continue reading

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Tiger and Tadpole

Little Red’s limbic system was fried. That whole mortar and pestle experience had just been beyond pail. She tried reading The brain of the tiger salamander, but then remembered that she had to visit her gran. She packed a basket with … Continue reading

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Embracing Dotty

H/T’s: Bracing Cephalomissions; HTML; Ellipsis; Caribbean reef squid. You can see a great picture of the alarm response of a baby squid here! via Blogger http://ift.tt/2oYqrGR

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Aggro Nyms

Mm: rather go with the knee lift- than the knee jerk reaction, unless you have splendid patellas: you don’t want to suffer from prepatellar bursitis, no. P.S. Some acronyms are more unfortunate than others. h/t: Addressing the ethical issues raised … Continue reading

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I, Kea

(Dis ‘n bak asana, die kea. ‘Clown of the mountains’, cousin of the kakapo. Get your Bakasana Balance gear; join the circus of kea!) h/t: How to do the Crow Pose; The Kea Parrot has a Call that’s as infectious as Laughter/ … Continue reading

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Spidey Sense in Spades

H/T: WOTD Wiktionary: in spades; SVG Extended spider cognition: Japyassú, H.F. & Laland, K.N. Anim Cogn (2017). doi:10.1007/s10071-017-1069-7 via Blogger http://ift.tt/2mIRGF9

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Notable Nimba

Imagine sleeping for six months of your rare gravidity. h/t: Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O (2017) A review of the reproductive biology of the only known matrotrophic viviparous anuran, the West African Nimba toad, Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis. Zoosystematics and Evolution 93(1): … Continue reading

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