how things in nature synchronize

Traffic on the highway. Ants in the backyard. Masses of prey fleeing from a predator’s onslaught. We’ve all had the experience of being in crowds, or observed how a group can function as a coherent structure.

Mathematician Steven Strogatz posits these questions in more detail pertaining to the natural synchronization that exists all around us. […]

human: the science behind what makes us unique

I was listening to an interview with Michael Gazzaniga, the author of the book Human while drawing at work. The discussion first dealt with the uniqueness and similarities between other living creatures, then moved on to how that applies as a logical overlay in bioethics and observational similarities that seem hard-wired into our genome objective […]

verde the mystery bug-creature-thing

A couple days ago I spotted this weird green creature outside the front door on my way to throw out the garbage. At first I thought it was a grasshopper, but after a quick inspection knew that it was something else entirely. One of the most interesting features was the shape of its head, which […]