So did you know that biologists use characters from Carroll to describe biological phenomena? I didn’t. The Red Queen has been in use for some time, but now the Cheshire Cat has his turn, describing a phenomenon whereby a particular species of marine life ‘escapes’ from a hazardous environment – in this case one with… [read full post]
The physicist in me is just giggling over this article. How cool that two of my very favorite subjects have collided, and non-destructively too I might add. Basically they’ve separated a particle from one of its properties. How very Carrollian.
If you’re a fan of geometry, math, or just Lewis Carroll, you might be interested in this blog post from Scientific American. It considers the importance and relevance of Mr. Dodsgon’s highly theatrical treatise Euclid and His Modern Rivals. While it ultimately finds limitations in Dodgson’s conclusions, it applauds his sheer creativity in addressing a difficult and… [read full post]
Our thanks to a mimsy minion for this link to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail about another person who has been diagnosed with the rare disorder known as “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome,” in which the person experiences episodes where body parts and objects in the room appear to shrink and grow. For the article,… [read full post]
From the ever-popular “Almost Stranger Than Fiction” Department comes news that scientists have discovered a species of tobacco plant-eating caterpillar that “smokes” to ward off potential predators. No, really. To read this curiouser and curiouser story, click me.