Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Johnald's Fantastical Links #4

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Johnald's Random Link Spewage #2

♦ YouTube - Driving On Salvia
♦ Susan Blackmore on memes and "temes" | Video on TED.com
♦ YouTube - We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot
♦ YouTube - Carl Sagan on Drake Equation
♦ YouTube - CELL wrapping & DNA replication
♦ The Mystery of Consciousness - TIME Magazine
Noam Chomsky - Rebel Without A Pause

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Johnald's Random Link Spewage #1

A couple of the best science pics of 2008:

Photo Of Squid Tentacle Suckers

array of suckers found on the tentacles of a long-finned squid. Each sucker–about 400 micrometers wide (a little smaller than the width of a human hair)–is surrounded with "fangs" of chitin, a hard organic material. The colour scheme on the photo is based on the plant from The Little Shop of Horrors.

What makes you tick :

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Son of Buzzard

After accidentally getting 'The Buzzard' wet - a tiny fur-ball popped out of his back. This is what happened next...
(The music in the background just happened to be on at the time, i like how it fits at 2.13m onwards).
Just identified this as the Rusty Tussock Vapourer Moth caterpillar, was surprisingly easy to identify seeing as there are around 3000 species of moth in the UK.

a pic of an adult male - http://ukmoths.org.uk/images/hires/2025ScarceVapourerPairRL.jpg
and the 'wingless' female - http://ukmoths.org.uk/images/hires/2025ScarceVapourerFRL.jpg