ungloom (y)our heart balloon with this chewy amalgam of semiotic bubblegum

September 3, 2012 2:25 pm

htmlflowers:

voiceworks published two of my drawings in their latest issue. the drawings are from when i had a dream i was walking throught a forest singing popular rn’b songs to myself. it’s supposed to be like a two page comic cause you see the persyn before they enter the forest and then as they are leaving the forest.

VOICEWORKS

#89

Winter

2012

July 23, 2011 9:32 pm
Mandrill monkey makes ‘pedicuring’ tool (also just lookat’m, forchrissake)
“Mandrills are the fifth species of Old World monkey seen to modify tools”

"Animals have more time in captivity to carry out tasks that  are not focused on looking for food or mating," he said. "So in zoos,  you can occasionally pick up behaviours that are a little bit strange.
"In the wild this ‘pedicuring’ would be considered trivial," he  explained. "But cleaning their ears with the same modified tool probably  gave the animals some relief from the pain in their ears.
"So we’re witnessing the same behaviour that’s used in quite  important tasks being adapted for a less important task," Dr Pansini  said.
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Um, sound familiar? This is the sort of thing I remind myself when I get bike/road rage, that my fight-or-flight response is neurochemically/physiologically gratuitous to the situation. I feel like every photo of a mandrill should just be captioned with WHAT!!! because, you know, they look like this.

Mandrill monkey makes ‘pedicuring’ tool (also just lookat’m, forchrissake)

Mandrills are the fifth species of Old World monkey seen to modify tools”

"Animals have more time in captivity to carry out tasks that are not focused on looking for food or mating," he said. "So in zoos, you can occasionally pick up behaviours that are a little bit strange.

"In the wild this ‘pedicuring’ would be considered trivial," he explained. "But cleaning their ears with the same modified tool probably gave the animals some relief from the pain in their ears.

"So we’re witnessing the same behaviour that’s used in quite important tasks being adapted for a less important task," Dr Pansini said.

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Um, sound familiar? This is the sort of thing I remind myself when I get bike/road rage, that my fight-or-flight response is neurochemically/physiologically gratuitous to the situation. I feel like every photo of a mandrill should just be captioned with WHAT!!! because, you know, they look like this.

April 6, 2010 10:32 am
freshphotons:

This image of a woody stem was taken with the PAXcam2+ digital microscope camera and an Olympus BX40 compound microscope and transmitted light brightfield illumination, stained with safranin/fast green. Via.

freshphotons:

This image of a woody stem was taken with the PAXcam2+ digital microscope camera and an Olympus BX40 compound microscope and transmitted light brightfield illumination, stained with safranin/fast green. Via.