Ted.com: Ed Yong; Suicidal crickets, zombie roaches and other parasite tales [Video] - As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree.
Stereo Leg (model: Victoria Modesta) If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I really, really love beautiful prosthetic limbs. The Alternative Limb Project is a bespoke prosthesis manufacturer willing to work with the customer to provide anything from incredibly realistic custom-scultped and painted pieces (their “realistic” line) to outrageous flights of fancy (their “alternative” line) .
Before old circuit boards find their way to the landfill, Portsmouth, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell gives them new life as winged insects. Tearing the boards from old computers and video game systems she cuts and sculpts them into crawly creatures that resemble butterflies, dragonflies an