If you’d told me yesterday that there’s a fish with a transparent head, I wouldn’t have believed you. I certainly wouldn’t have imagined that anything would look up and around through its own head for a greater range of vision! But that is exactly what the barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) does.
ETA: This was posted in February 2009. I haven’t heard of any ongoing need, so I think we can assume that the little one is healthy now. Thank you for all your kind offers of help! I just received this from Elise Witt, who received it from a faculty friend at GSU: Professor Anu Bourgeois delivered […]
Bah. I don’t feel good and I can’t sleep any more and I’m the only one awake. There’s a very childish part of me that wants very much to find a way to wake Sam up so I won’t be alone. No, I wouldn’t feel any better, but darn it, I’d have company! But I’m […]
I hate crying, and will go to great lengths to avoid letting anyone see me cry—a habit I acquired as a child, because I didn’t want to let my father “win” when he hurt me. I always feel worse, rather than better, if I do cry about anything, so I’ve never understand why anybody could […]
I had not one, but two cellphones die in just a few months last year (or the year before? I’m fuzzy on it now). We have replacement insurance on our phones, but the company takes a few days to get the replacement to us. Since we don’t have a land line any more, I felt […]
You know all those stories and worries about immunizations contributing to autism? Forget them. The doctor who wrote the study that started the scare back in 1998 has been charged with “fixing” the data. What’s more, the “study” only involved twelve patients! The second story is a very good article about how the obesity scare […]
I started playing around with SocialWhois today, which led me to visit FriendFeed and add Disqus and DandyID to this site. And that led me to visiting a bunch of other sites for the first time in ages, like Bloglines, which wants me to claim my site all over again. DandyID has the most extensive list […]
Their text actually says, “If you pay me enough, I’d sing these songs.” I wouldn’t have to be paid, though. I’ve never actually been in a karaoke bar, but I love to sing, so there are plenty of songs that I would be willing to sing! “Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt “Holding Me Tonight” by Carly Simon […]
I giggled so much while watching this video on ‘s journal that I had to re-post it.