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Beautiful textile microbial plates by Elin Thomasdaveng

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:09 +0000

By Elin Thomas, via Colossal.

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This Paper: Dung Beetles use the Milky Way to Figure Out Their Bearingsdaveng

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 22:11:22 +0000

Full Title: A Snapshot-Based Mechanism for Celestial Orientation Abstract: In order to protect their food from competitors, ball-rolling dung beetles detach a piece of dung from a pile, shape it into a ball, and roll it away along a straight path [1]. They appear to rely exclusively on celestial compass cues to maintain their bearing […]

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This free board game emulates bringing a medical drug to market (so hard to win!)daveng

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:41:52 +0000

Full rules and printables available at the Science Creative Quarterly.

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Painting numbers from 1 to infinity (or until death anyway).daveng

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:21:30 +0000

From Futility Closet. From 1965 to his death in 2011, Roman Opałka painted whole numbers starting from the number 1 and in sequential order on a series of canvases entitled “1965 / 1 – ∞.” He would declare, “All my work is a single thing, the description from number one to infinity. A single thing, […]

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So I made a Harry Potter themed D&D campaign…davenghpspells-001hpspells-002hpspells-006hpspells-009hpspells-014hpspells-013hpspells-017hpspells-016hpspells-023hpspells-022

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:01:20 +0000

So, usually around Christmas time, my family and I play a lot of games – card games, board games, party games, and even on occasion, RPG type games. But because some of them are not that keen on the whole Dungeons and Dragons RPG thing, this year, I decided I would try to design a […]

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A trip to Massachusetts and a chance to meet some great #scicomm folks…davenge8771b36-dd05-44e2-bea5-6e056fd8645dcliusciencezinedsimmonsartschimileskimicrobephotoschimileskicards

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:18:33 +0000

It’s been a tough few weeks. But at least on the science front, I am still hopeful – although that might be because my own personal echo chamber happens to be optimistic in nature. Still, a lot of this has to do with the good work done by many of my science communication colleagues out […]

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Dr. Seuss taxidermy pieces by way of Dr. Seuss himselfdavengflamingherring1unicorn1sludgetarpon1

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:28:44 +0000

“Zoo animals that had met their demise lived on as their bills, horns, and antlers were shipped to Ted’s New York apartment to become exotic beaks and headdresses on his bizarre taxidermy sculptures. The result was an astounding 17 sculptures—created during the 1930s—which remain today as some of the finest examples of his inventive and […]

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Art plus gravity (or lack thereof)daveng2-92-14-5

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:15:58 +0000

By Pejac, photos by Gary Van Handley. Via Colossal.

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