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Where Did Dogs Really Come From?

From Charles Darwin’s seminal work, “On the Origin of Good Bois.”

There are myths and legends of mythical creatures through out the folklore of civilizations around the world. Myths like dragons, cyclops, and the kraken. But where did these myths come from? And could they have actually existed in some way?

People With Split Brains

Not quite the “two for the price of one” situation you might hope for.

This is TRIPPY. “Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home resulting in 10 Day Time Lapse Video. Using two cameras for different perspectives I took one image every 5 minutes showing how shiitake mushroom starts to grow. After harvesting 500g of mushrooms, the block needs to rest for a while until it gets soaked with water and shiitake will start to grow again.”


When Crocs Thrived in the Seas

While dinosaurs were dominating the land, the metriorhynchids were thriving in the seas. But taking that plunge wasn’t easy because it takes a very special set of traits to fully dedicate yourself to life at sea.

Pic of the Day – 8/5/21

This 3D rendering of a eukaryotic cell is modeled using data from X-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance, and cryo-electron microscopy. Though the researchers weren’t able to capture all of the cell’s complexity, it is an attempt to visualize the myriad systems involved in cellular life. This photo was part of a series that appeared in the “Images from Science 3” exhibition at Johns Hopkins this past Jan. 20 – March 20.
Image by Evan Ingersoll and Gael McGill
Digital illustraion by Digizyme Inc.

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