Marine counterparts of land creatures. The idea that there are specific marine counterparts to land creatures, inherited from the writers on natural history in Antiquity, was firmly believed in Islam and in Medieval Europe, and is exemplified by the creatures represented in the medieval animal encyclopedias called bestiaries and in the parallels drawn in the moralising attributes attached to each.
"The creation was a mathematical diagram drawn in parallel lines," T.H. White said a propos the bestiary he translated. Catlin Seaview Survey. The Philippines is the first stop for our 2014 South East Asian campaign.
The coral reefs of the Philippines are part of an area known as the "coral triangle", this is the most bio-diverse marine environment in the world. Some of the most spectacular coral reefs on our planet are found in this region, it is critical that we record their current condition so that Marine Park Managers have the data to help manage this critical environment. Solvin Zankl photography. Magazine GEOinternational No. 04/2011, publishes Solvin’s story on the Chytridiomycosis Disease .
The disease devastates amphibian populations around the world. (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’). The story is published in 15 international editions of the reportage magazine GEO: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Spain, Turkey reaching over 10 million readers. GEO veröffentlicht in der Ausgabe 04/2011 Solvins Reportage über die Verbreitung des Chytridpilzes (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) , der weltweit für den Amphibienrückgang mitverantwortlich gemacht wird – (‘LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE MYSTERY OF THE AMPHIBIAN EPIDEMIC’). Gallery. Plankton Chronicles. TalkOrigins Archive: Exploring the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Life Before the Dinosaurs. The Impossible Voyage of Noah's Ark.
Building the Ark Accommodating All Those Animals Leaving Some Things Behind Sizing Up the Load.
The World's Most Unanswered Science Questions. Www.newscientist.com/lastword A cool Q+A section - for all those 'small mysteries of everyday life'.
The site itself is very comprehensive too, with up to date science news and much more. www.sciencenet.org.uk Another Q+A site with thousands of questions and a neat search feature. This is also the site responsible for the free telephone service - 'Science Line'. www.madsci.org/submit.html Yet another brilliant site dedicated to answering all your questions about science. Roko's basilisk. Roko's basilisk is a proposition that says an all-powerful artificial intelligence from the future may retroactively punish those who did not assist in bringing about its existence, described by a member of the rationalist community LessWrong.
As an argument used to try and suggest people should subscribe to particular singularitarian ideas, or even donate money to them, it resembles a futurist version of Pascal's wager. Despite widespread incredulity, this entire saga is about things that are actually believed by some groups of people. Though it must be noted that LessWrong does not believe in or advocate the basilisk — just in almost all of the premises that add up to it. Xkcd what if. Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science. Meet the sailfish—a predator that combines teamwork, ninja-like stealth, record-breaking speed, chameleonic colour changes, and a weapon that looks like a sword, works like a sword, and is mounted on its face.
It is surely one of the most spectacular hunters in the ocean. Thanks to a new study by Jens Krause, we now have a much better idea of its technique, and how it uses that distinctive pointed snout. Sailfish typically grow to around 3 metres in length and are among the fastest of fish, reaching speeds of up to 68 miles per hour (110 kilometres per hour).
Scientific Illustration: Archive. BioDivLibrary's photosets on Flickr. The Echinoblog. Jakapi.