A Feminist Science Reading of Dr. Bodnar’s Ig Nobel Prize-Winning Emergency Bra

A coming event: Public Health Striptease: A Feminist Science Reading of Dr. Bodnar’s Ig Nobel Prize-Winning Emergency Bra Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, Baltimore, MD Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST) Well up pops Dr. Clare Jen, a researcher at UMd College Park based at Denisen U,  wanting to interview the women […]

Four-headed worms, six-legged frogs, and other new fauna

“We have four-headed worms, six-legged frogs, and many other unusual creatures here as part of our work on bioelectricity and organ regeneration.” Biologist Michael Levin said that. Charles Choi explains, in an article in LiveScience under the headline “Mutant tadpoles sprout eyeballs on their tails“. BONUS: “What the Frog’s Eye Tells the Frog’s Brain” BONUS: “Two legs, […]

Effect of zebra stripes on horseflies

In a relative sense, zebra stripes repel horseflies. That’s the latest discovery reported by Gábor Horváth [pictured here], who discovered that white horses attract fewer flies, and that Vikings knew a thing or two about how to use light for ship navigation. For details, see the study: “Polarotactic tabanids find striped patterns with brightness and/or polarization modulation least […]