Dicroceolium dendriticum (revisited) - The lancet fluke (*Dicroceolium dendriticum*) is one of the most well-known and oft-cited example of parasite host manipulation. But in most people's mind,...
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And a couple of (lightly edited) notes from the uploader, sigma1920:
An adult male of the jumping spider (Carrhotus xanthogramma, family Salticidae) showing combat displays against his own reflection on the mirror again and again. Mid-May 2009 in Japan. Soundtrack (audioswapped): "Into The Mirror" by Spencer Brewer....This species (Carrhotus xanthogramma) is one of the commonest jumping spider in Japan. The mature males and females have quite different colourations (sexual dimorphism) and you can tell them apart easily. Unlike the general rule-of-thumb, the palpi of adult male C. xanthogramma are not so bulbous.
Monday, November 15, 2010
"I, who have no name, no opinions, and no style, have written so many papers at thispoint, including legal briefs, military-strategy assessments, poems, lab reports, and,yes, even papers on academic integrity, that it's hard to determine which course ofstudy is most infested with cheating. But I'd say education is the worst. I've writtenpapers for students in elementary-education programs, special-education majors,and ESL-training courses. I've written lesson plans for aspiring high-schoolteachers, and I've synthesized reports from notes that customers have taken duringclassroom observations. I've written essays for those studying to become schooladministrators, and I've completed theses for those on course to become principals.In the enormous conspiracy that is student cheating, the frontline intelligencecommunity is infiltrated by double agents.Future educators of America, I know who you are."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It just ain't fair. You can't use a track like East Hastings (most commonly known for its use in the 28 Days Later soundtrack) and not have some kind of violent/ dramatic release. By the end, I almost felt nauseous from the amount of tension it had build up.
It feels like some kind of messed up Pavlovian tension trap, but I guess that might say more about me than the clip itself.
But first, perhaps a timely warning: if you follow the link, you will find the original videoclip that accompanies the track. Let it be known that the videoclip in question is maximum NSFW.