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Kate Lacour: challenging the Codex Seraphinianus in the category of surreal, faux-anatomical weirdness

When Kate Lacour sent me a link to her tumblr, sharkbrains (subtitle: “Body horror beauty – art and comics”), I didn’t know quite what to expect. What I found was delightful – a modern successor to the Codex Seriphinianus.

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Call for Artwork: U.S. State Dep’t Marine Debris Art Challenge

Have you made artwork out of marine debris? The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs is inviting submissions to the “Marine Debris Art Challenge” (hosted at flickr). Entries must: list your country, specify … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Google Reader; Goodbye, Missing Friends

You probably know that Google Reader is shutting down. It makes me grumpy; I don’t find Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flipboard, or anything else to be an adequate substitute (I’m trying Feedly at my fiance’s behest). Even worse, this unwelcome development … Continue reading

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Trying to balance big things

Alas, I have been in this state for a few weeks – too many big things to balance. I’ll post again soon.

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Miscellaneous Links

A beautiful visualization of ocean currents Pictures of math: a tumblr of science/math visualizations And for those of you following such things, Myriad (the gene patent case) is remanded for reconsideration in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Prometheus: … Continue reading

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Free book: Gina Kolata’s Rethinking Thin

If you’d like a good used hardback copy of Gina Kolata’s Rethinking Thin, which I think is quite a good book about the science of weight loss, I will mail it to you for free.* Email me with your address. … Continue reading

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Written across the rear window of a Seattle minivan: “I trust Snape.” So do I.

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When Vampires get tenure

Self-described “exhibition of weirds” Farrago’s Wainscot has a suspiciously convincing webpage for Associate Professor of Sanguinary History Anna S. Oppenhagen-Petrescu, from class syllabi to CV – including the preface of her new book, snarky footnotes, and slightly ambiguous encomiums from … Continue reading

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Absolutely hilarious

From the Guardian: scientists and non-scientists attempt to answer basic science questions. Example: Q: Roughly how old is the earth? A: Oh blimey. Well, I know that human beings have been going for about a million and a half years, … Continue reading

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Special High Class! Non-Poisonous!

While moving, I found this flashy old box of watercolors in my grandmother’s paint box. I know nothing about the company that made them, but they were still functional after several decades. And very Special High Class, of course. I … Continue reading

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