• Quickiesthree adorable dogs

    Quickies: The “real” Captain Marvel, teapot physics, same-sex marriage in Taiwan…

    Today is a special Cute Animal Friday because you get not one, not two, but THREE adorable puppers! Say hello to Rocket, Booster, and Comet, furbabies of the amazing Surly Amy. It is a life goal of mine to have a pack as sweet as these three. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a cuddle…

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  • ScienceAnt Nest

    How to make a giant aluminum ant nest

    The internets have been abuzz with this photo today (Click for the full size version). It’s a photo of an aluminum cast of an ant nest made by Walter Tschinkel, a Florida entomologist–but there haven’t been a lot of additional details. The nest you are looking at is one of a Florida harvester ant, and appeared with many other photos…

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  • Quickies

    Skepchick Quickies 7.30

    July 30th is the birthday of Regnier de Graaf (1641 – 1673), a Dutch anatomist who made several important contributions to reproductive biology. He was the first to describe the reproductive function of the Fallopian tube and its role in infertility, and he also invented the syringe. Does Pop Sound Louder, Dumber, and More and More the Same? One Study…

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