Sunday, July 13, 2014

Antares Rocket With Full Moon | NASA

Antares Rocket With Full Moon | NASA



This is a gorgeous picture.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Mississippi Child" Now Has Detectable Viral Load

This is very disappointing news.

http://blog.aids.gov/2014/07/mississippi-baby-now-has-detectable-hiv-researchers-find.html

Hopefully getting back on antivirals will fix things up.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Sloth word cloud

A word cloud I made for a paper I'm writing looking at a study on Hoffman's two-toed sloths.


Wordle: Sloths

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Suicidal Tendencies - "Institutionalized" Frontier Records



Gobsmacked by the sheer number of people freaking out about this song.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Nutrition During a Zombie Apocalypse




From Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crocodile Armor

I've had this tab open for like two months. I keep thinking I'm saving it for someone but then forgetting who that is. If I already posted it here I apologize.

This is a piece from the British Museum about armor made from crocodile hide. At first glance that might seem pretty useless, but these guys have the animal version of armor plating.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/gr/c/crocodile-skin_suit_of_armour.aspx

This particular suit is about 1800 years old. Be sure to click the image so you can zoom in.

If you think this is pretty flimsy armor you should take a look at the history of armor. The Romans also used to use armor made of felt. That's right, felted wool, which could also be treated to protect from fire.

http://www.crofters.org/personal%20essays/more_wool_gatherings.htm

Proof positive that you didn't have to be rich to give yourself a modicum of protection.

Friday, November 15, 2013

One very confused rabbit

Watch the outside. He comes from behind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ83e5bq8xw#t=140