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Stare, Displace, Charge, Stare

A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera.A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera. by Beverly & Pack (cc by)

Mefites imagine results as a text-based cat adventure game in the thread for not_on_display's "researchers study cats wearing cameras" post, plus some Mefelines' 24-hr diaries transcribed, and we are introduced to tula's tiny-camera enabled narrative_cat Instagram (!): She's the artist, I curate.

06/05/19
by taz

Fighting the Blight

Kunes Camp Trail (17)Kunes Camp Trail (17) by Nicholas_T (cc by)

Plant pathologist here: hey, we're working on it! acrasis explains some of the challenges of working with forest tree diseases in Fizz's post on the struggle to fight the catastrophic decimation of the American Chestnut Tree.

05/04/19
by taz

Your diamond eyes that shine

T-rexT-rex by Madclicks (cc by)

yet another limited resource in which many of the haves are winning over the have-nots: Barchan offers valuable insight on the multitude of issues surrounding the controversy of the Baby T. Rex listing on eBay

04/24/19
by taz

Some Pig!

Flying PigsFlying Pigs by BugMan50 (cc by-nc)

the electrophysiological component is in my wheelhouse ... biogeo does a fantastic job of breaking down various aspects of that news story about scientists restoring some activity in dead-pig brains.

04/18/19
by taz

Disk World?

DiscworldDiscworld by CarbonNYC [in SF!] (cc by)

Black hole time! PhysicsMatt answers why the accretion disk is a disk rather than a sphere, and RedOrGreen explains a bit about interferometry (and other stuff) in the Mefi thread on the reveal of the first black hole image.

04/12/19
by taz

Think Again!

hexagonal cross-stitch symmetry samplerhexagonal cross-stitch symmetry sampler by Craig S. Kaplan via isohedral.ca

Rethinking seeds, from the ground up: "no one had ever asked him to select for flavor" | Rethinking the rectangular weave cross stitch grid: Mad weave is triaxial | Rethinking procrastination: "Procrastination has nothing to do with self control" | Rethinking the "gold standard" for assessing scientific truth: Scientists rise up against statistical significance

04/10/19
by taz

Splat!

WindowFrog 002WindowFrog 002 by cygnus921 (cc by)

Verstegan has a great answer for nebulawindphone's question about how biblical Egypt's plague of frogs came to be imagined by many as a "rain" of frogs.

04/03/19
by taz

Buy, Buy Birdy

Mnemosyne's River

“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ by See-ming Lee (SML) (cc by-nc)

Don't forget to remember to check out Wolfdog's fascinating post on augmenting long-term memory, featuring an essay on personal memory systems by Michael Nielsen.

08/18/18
by taz

Currently in Our Pants:

Red AntRed Ant by Charlie Stinchcomb (cc by)

Ants, Ants, Ants, Bees, Bees, Bugs, Bugs, SPIDERS!

08/05/18
by taz

Charm School

Grab bag

Draining a pool, but not that way

Frogs in the Pool...Again!Frogs in the Pool...Again! by Gatorgoon (cc by-nd)

How do you drain a pool?

Science!

Science WorldScience World by GoToVan (cc by)

Drunken mushrooms, remote control hand muscles, what an EKG really shows, the telescope that lets us see bees on the moon, and more! Come share your best science facts and stories in this week's Metatalktail Hour thread.

Ask Me Oddments

Bears and CodpiecesBears and Codpieces by timkelley (cc by-nd)

Bits and bobs of recent-ish quirky questions on Ask MetaFilter:

What did historical laydeez think about those codpieces?

Films that occupy that "liminal space between being a bad movie and an art movie"?

Babushka lady behaviour? Examples, real or fictional, of people acting in noticeably strange or incongruous ways during important events or crowd scenes?

I vaaant to be alone! Temporarily deserted places that usually bustle during daylight hours?

No Chuck Tingle? What is the weirdest book in the history of English literature?

Not quite myself today. Is my body composed of a different set of atoms from when I was born?

06/21/16
by taz

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