The “Hello Kitty” Caterpillar
This is the Chinese Bush Brown butterfly (Mycalesis gotama) in its larval (caterpillar) state. To the world’s delight, it looks remarkably like the famous Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty with little bumps resembling ears and an incredible design of a cat-shaped face. These cute caterpillars are quite a hit in Japan and are referred to as “hellokittipillars”. But don’t go hugging them too tightly.
The sad thing is that this trend is almost worldwide. Its definitely true in 2 of the places I would want to be — US. And then there’s India where its dying before ever taking off.
Except China, I believe. Hmm..
So you think you love science, do you?
What does that mean to you, exactly?
For most people, I’m guessing it means something like this:
Or perhaps something like this:
That’s not what science is, though.
Deep Space, Deep in the Forest
The foreground is a several minute exposure… The stars alone (and the meteor) is a vertical panorama of 3 shots (stacked 5x for noise reduction)… The Galaxy is a stitched panorama, made of 8 sets of 5 photos each… Total of 57 combined.
In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court ruled today that human genes cannot be patented.
The case involved Myriad Genetics Inc., which holds patents related to two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, that can indicate whether a woman has a heightened risk of developing breast cancer or…
The Equal Pay Act turns 50 today. Share this if you think women should earn equal pay for equal work. http://at.wh.gov/lSG2q