Meet the Mimic Octopus

xkcd (#928) by Randall Munroe (CC BY-NC 2.5)

The mimic octopus needs no introduction, but watch these videos to have your mind blown.

This is insanely beautiful and reminds us that humans are boring.

Also, you know you’re the business when you start mimicking a fish and some other fish mimics you and acts like your sidekick.

“Meet the…” is a collaboration between The Finch & Pea and Nature Afield to bring Nature’s amazing creatures into your home.

Significant cell death

xkcd by Randall Munroe (CC BY-NC)
xkcd by Randall Munroe (CC BY-NC)

Bleach also works. And high concentrations of ethanol (works for humans too).

Also, just leaving the petri dish out on your lab bench to desiccate.

GeoGuessr: Addendum

xkcd by Randall Munroe (Creative Commons BY-NC)
xkcd by Randall Munroe (Creative Commons BY-NC)

I don’t know how I missed including this xkcd with Eva Amsen’s Have Science Will Travel post on GeoGuessr. I know you have ideas about why I failed, but those are not nice thoughts and my mother reads this blog. So, keep them to yourself.

Also, are we rationing the letter “E” and I didn’t get the memo?


Linkonomicon XI

via Mark Frauenfelder at BoingBoing

via Nicole Gugliucci

via Ed Yong

I told you so


xkcd: Clinically Studied Ingredient

xkcd by Randall Munroe