With this edition, I’m releasing an image suitable for wall hanging for a friend of mine on Twitter, Kari, whose blog of awesome poetry and observations is at…
Longhorn Beetle (Monochamus guerryi, Lamiinae, Cerambycidae)
by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
See more Chinese beetles on my Flickr site HERE…..
Flooded ruins at Angkor
from the archive >:)
Edificio Parma, Montevideo, Uruguay
by John Meckley
Upper stories of a very pretty apartment building.
The Hidden Beauty of Disease Under Our Skin
Culture Plate (all images courtesy Norm Barker/Hidden Beauty)
Beneath our sheath of skin is an…
Stunning! Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain (Atapuerca). New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our early relatives. The bones were first thought to belong to European Neanderthals, but analysis showed they are genetically closer to the Siberian Denisovans.
More info in nature: Hominin DNA baffles experts.
Paper: A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos -Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature12788-