Daily Archives: January 22, 2008

Tierney Thys: Swim with giant sunfish in the open ocean

Marine biologist Tierney Thys asks the audience to step into the open ocean, for a visit to the world of the Mola mola, or giant ocean sunfish. Basking, eating jellyfish, and getting massages, this behemoth offers clues to life in the open ocean — which accounts for 90 percent of the living space on this planet — and also shows how climate change may be affecting all life.

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Pilobolus: A performance merging dance and biology

Pilobolus dance company members Otis Cook and Jennifer Macavinta perform the sensuous duet “Symbiosis.” Does it trace the birth of a human relationship, or the co-evolution of a pair of symbiotic species? That’s left for you to decide. Gorgeous, organic choreography blurs the boundaries between the two performers, who use the body’s own geometry to lift, move and combine. The music, recorded by the Kronos Quartet on Nonesuch Records, is a compilation of works: “God Music” from Black Angels by George Crumb, “Fratres” by Arvo Pärt, and “Morango … Almost a Tango” by Thomas Oboe Lee.

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The Beagle Project: Endorsed by a pantheon of Science Bloggers…

You are going to be hearing a lot more about Darwin in the month of February, which is Darwin Month here on The Internet. (It is also Creationist Home Schooling Science Fair month, so hang on to your mice and keyboards!!!!) I have a Darwin plan of my own that you will be learning of soon enough.

In the mean time, I wanted to remind you of the Beagle Project:

We aim to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday by building a sailing replica of HMS Beagle and recreating the Voyage of the Beagle with an international crew of researchers, aspiring scientists and science communicators. The voyage will apply the techniques of 21st century science to Darwin’s journey, inspiring a new generation of scientists and promoting the public understanding of evolution and wider science.

Please go visit their site, help them out!

Especially, have a look at this post latest item indicating top referral sources to the Beagle Project site.