A bizarre new bug resembling the major 90s toy craze Troll Dolls has baffled scientists. Teams from the University of Harvard and museums around the world trekked for three weeks to explore the untouched rainforest of southeast Suriname. They managed to catalogue 60 new animal species - but one little critter has proved too tricky to record. The 7mm wide, six-legged bug has been whittled down to possibly fitting into four nymph families: Dictyopharidae, Nogodinidae, Lophopidae, and Tropiduchidae.
Picture: Caters (via Pictures of the day: 18 November 2013 - Telegraph)
I find it beneficial to my education if I find out the name of my professor’s best friend and then have them call me by that name.
I’ve never felt so loved and yet so alone.
I would normally follow this with a well thought-out explanation of context, perhaps in a creative rhyme scheme.
moth: Comet and solar corona, photographed by SOHO, April 2004.
Comet Bradfield (C/2004 F4) at and just after perihelion. This animation uses 23 images taken 17th-19th April, about one every two hours. At its closest, the comet was about 25 million km from the sun (16% of the Earth-Sun distance).
C/2004 F4 was discovered by William Bradfield, amateur astronomer and prolific comet hunter: The most prolific comet hunter of all was Jean-Louis Pons (1761-1831) with 37; the second William Robert Brooks (1844-1921) with 26; Bradfield has discovered 18.
The most prolific comet detecting instrument, incidentally, is SOHO, with more than 2,500 discoveries.
Image credit: NASA/ESA/GSFC. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
Aldo Tolino is an Austrian artist who invests himself on paper objects and sculptures, manufactured, folded and photographed by himself. The folding techniques vary and so do the photographs; this is what makes the work interesting, as there are infinite number of permutations that will work for this purpose. The redundancy of the project is much like a philosophical argument, one that loops around and is at some point, unanswerable. Tolino is currently working on a book project “Interferenz”, which evolves around the topics paper, folding, image, object, sculpture, texture and recursion. (src. Artist’s biography & Beautiful Decay)