April 21, 2014

The Future.
Did big life start on land or under water? That's a new question to me... Some evidence shows life was terrestrial 650,000,000 years ago, as presented in Gregory Retallack's paper in Nature. I've seen some of these kinds of layers at Wilpena Pound in South Australia, and they looked like ancient low water sediments to me. In fact what looked like a long worm Dickinsonia stared at me from under a smooth layer in a bluff there – but these layers could have dried from time to time past. Might plants have pronged up then, some with hold fasts?

April 19, 2014

Testing on niche MonkeyFilter is (after a false start) now running on our new 'niche' (http://github.com/nzmichaelh/niche) engine.
Note to self: always benchmark and load test a site before repointing the doman.

April 15, 2014

Some youthful looking ancient life seems to beckon us all. Why give up? Become a blip longer on earth. Still a blip though. Time is relative, isn't it?

April 13, 2014

Beautiful Death. Beautiful Game of Thrones Posters Lament One Death from Each Episode.

April 12, 2014

The new generation of eagle hunters of Mongolia. [Via]
Cells the size of grapes crawl some ocean floors. These leave tracks matching some Precambrian fossil tracks as far back as 1.8 billion years old.

April 08, 2014

TheNextWeb - OPENSSL vulnerability Found a critical vulnerability security in OPENSSL. "may affect as much as 66 percent of Internet sites...". oO

April 04, 2014

These gloves will "change the way we make music," says Imogen Heap. [Via]
What to do with all the beautiful pictures

April 01, 2014

When female capuchin monkeys want sex, they throw stones at the males.

March 30, 2014

Bibo. "It started as an idea about a lonely robot who sells ice cream. In order to survive in a severe reality he recreates an imaginary world where he lives every day, like he did during the best time of his life." [Via]

March 28, 2014

Kirsty Mitchell Photography. "After Losing Mother To Brain Cancer, Artist Finds Peace In Surreal Photography." [Via Blort, previously on MeFi]

March 24, 2014

Nietzsche and the Burbs. [Via]

March 18, 2014

How Europeans Imagined Exotic Animals Centuries Ago, Based on Hearsay.

March 16, 2014

Robot dogs, foldable tablets and mongoose bloggers: sci-fi visions of the media future.

March 10, 2014

On the Trail of Florida's Bigfoot—the Skunk Ape. [Via]

March 02, 2014

The ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slaves. [Via]

March 01, 2014

Monsieur COK. "Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated robots. The formers stare helplessly at the toil of the robotic labourers. But one of the workers does not accept being discarded so easily..." [Via]

February 23, 2014

Simius Volants (Flying Monkeys.) Curious creatures by Anthony Sieben.
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