5 Technologies That Changed the World You Don’t Think About

Cat Valente wrote a post last week about the ways the washing machine changed the world. Which I can vouch for since my own grandmother, who had three other jobs and 13 kids, had a job washing other people’s laundry on her own machine. But it got me thinking...

Anti-Caturday: It’s a Fish! It’s a Star! No, it’s Starfish!

Starfish are incredibly cool animals. Not only can they regrow a complete limb if lost, but they also have two separate stomachs. Most of them eat by ejecting their cardiac stomach (the one directly connected to their mouth) onto their prey and then partially...

SFRC: Soulless

Miss Alexia Tarabotti is much like any gentlewoman of good standing. She has an unfortunate nose and a tan complection to match, both received from her Italian father. She also inherited a large collection of somewhat scandalous books and a condition that makes her...

Anti-Caturday: Pledge allegiance to…

… the black widow. *add a touch of heavy metal guitar* So I’ve been stuck on the furry, cute mammal portion of the animal kingdom for a while now and I thought I’d give you something different for a change. Unlike commonly thought, the widow spiders...

Death

To quote Bertrand Russel “I believe that when I die I shall rot[…]”. Although most likely I will be cut up either through organ donation or teaching and the rest cremated. You get the point. However, the legends and mythologies surrounding death are...