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This 'Punk Rock' Frog Can Change Its Skin From Spiky To Silky Smooth

We are familiar with amphibians and reptiles that can change color, but this frog can actually change the texture of its skin! This unique feature makes it the only vertebrate known to do so. 162 more words

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5 More Real Creatures Named After Your Favorite Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stories


In a previous post, I introduced the importance of a proper scientific for a specific animal species. It is necessary for each described species to have a unique name to avoid confusion. 584 more words

Biology

Linda Negata: The Bohr Maker - A Posthuman Fable

Nikko, who was in truth only a program himself, a modern ghost, an electronic entity copied from the mind of his original self, had little patience for Dull Intelligences.

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Accelerationism

PEOPLE: Greg Freres on his Early Bally Backglass Prints

Greg Freres’ career in pinball has spanned many companies and job titles, and has seen many ebbs and flows in the popularity of the game.  Yet throughout, he has been able to solidify his place within the very top echelon of pinball’s artistic operatives by adopting a widely varying artistic style while at the same time providing underlying base elements that tie the package together within Mr. 3,739 more words

People

5 Creatures Named After Your Favorite Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stories

Anytime a new species is discovered, a scientist publishes a description of the species to add it to the official record. This description must be very detailed and accurate to avoid any confusion with similar species. 906 more words

Biology

Techonomic Anti-Machines: Replicators at War and the Future of Biotech and Nanotechnology

Bacteriophage are perfect micromachines that attack specific host bacteria injecting their DNA. The one to the right is of course a tinted electron micrograph version  of the T4 bacteriophage that as you can see from the next diagram (below) attaches itself to the cell body then begins the injection process or information transference. 1,409 more words

Strange Science

THE STORY OF VURM Pt.3

 

TheStory of Vurm .

Part 3; The Raid

 

“What the fuck is that?” the outraged Detective thundered, pointing a trembling finger in the direction of Zombie-Vurm as he whirred and grinded across my kitchen table towards us, red eyes glowing with menace. 1,007 more words