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Notes on Trekking: The Hate Spasm

About five years ago, I was traveling through Argentina with Yuval, and we made a week long stop in Bariloche, the threshold of Patagonian Argentina. It looks like a postcard — bucolic streets and charming restaurants, glistening cobalt lake, fringed with snow capped mountains — and it’s besieged by tourists. 821 more words


Why the Caterpillar Fungus Could Be More Valuable Than Gold

After researching some major ingredients in some of my anti-aging products, I became particularly fascinated with the Cordyceps mushroom. “Cordyceps sinensis” is a species of parasitic fungi found mainly in the Tibetan plateaus and Himalayan region among the alpine grasslands.  544 more words

Fungible Insects

If not always but often, at the crux of what lives and what dies, there is an insect. Crops fade in the face of a swarm. 394 more words


Parasitic Fungus

Inspired by the Parasitic Fungus Cordyceps

Inflatable Installation at Pirate Gallery.


This inflatable was inspired by this illustration of a true bug with Cordyceps.


Monday Mobile: Late Entry

I’ve just decided that I’ll still post this, even though tomorrow is a new Monday. For one thing, I think Angie’s meme here at ‘Cakes Photos Life’ is a good idea. 174 more words


Climate Change May Boost Frog Disease

In his article “Climate change may boost frog disease chytridiomycosis,” environmental correspondent Richard Black writes that more changeable temperatures, a consequence of global warming, may be helping to abet the threat that a lethal fungal disease poses to frogs. 342 more words