How did I only just notice that the mad rambling on the Dr. Bronner's label is translated into French
Yeesh. The event is apparently WinterWorkweek.com.
Via @email@example.com, who wrote: "It’s really awesome that people get to come together at events like this, truly, but my heart hurts for younger designers who can’t afford an event this pricey. My fear is that it further raises the barrier of entry to design in tech which is already so high." https://social.coop/media/ERl7OKmptu3Tj4xWyjA
I wonder if the spider plague is based on DKS, "dyskinetic syndrome", the mysterious ailment described by tarantula keepers: https://tomsbigspiders.com/2014/05/24/dks-dyskinetic-syndrome-in-tarantulas/
Or if there is a salticid analogue. There are jumping spider keepers, too, but it's a very small community compared to Ts.
Y'all there's a moth that looks like flies eating poop Show more
Macrocilix maia, Malaysia: http://www.myrmecos.net/2011/08/30/a-mural-on-moth-wings/ (via this great @firstname.lastname@example.org thread on mimicry and camouflage: https://twitter.com/SciBugs/status/952199793660571648)
Meet Portia of #childrenoftime (CW: spiders) Show more
"Eight-legged cats" (PDF) http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/research/groups/ccnr/Papers/Downloads/Harland_Cimb2000.pdf
Portia and relatives' use of working memory: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160121-jumping-spiders-animals-science/
Portia can count "one, two, many": https://royalsociety.org.nz/news/jumping-spiders-can-count-1-2-and-many/
Communal behaviour(!) (PDF): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03014220809510119
Image by Arif Setiadi: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc9smwmHhFL/
#childrenoftime spoilers; spiders; current research Show more
I am thrilled to say that one bit of #childrenoftime is already outdated: spider hearing. Ron Hoy's lab at Cornell, which investigates jumping spider vision, inadvertently discovered that spiders *can* hear sound!
"Menda was actually studying visual perception in jumping spiders [using electrodes tracking neutral activity] when his chair squeaked, and neurons suddenly fired."
(This is the other side of the sign)