Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Unusable Stock Photo Caption Contest Round 1

"Completely unusable" stock photos have inspired me to challenge myself to a caption contest.

(Any submitted captions in the comments section would probably make me less than 100% guaranteed to win.. ahem).

Photo #1:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Corrections and Clarifications: Tardigrades

It has been brought to my attention that the recently published piece "Fact or Fiction: Tardigrades" contains an error. In the first sentence of the first section (not an ideal place for an error), I incorrectly state that "tardigrades are able to withstand 5,000 gamma rays of radiation." 


For a remarkably comprehensive explanation of why this is incorrect, please see the email I received from scientist-to-be Florent Dellanoy, reposted with permission below: