Saint Laurent SPRING 2011 READY-TO-WEAR
I’m not like you guys. I don’t have claws or glowing eyes or super senses. I just have voices in my head.
photos by jeff cremer of orange julia and sulfur yellow butterflies drinking the salty tears of a tracajá turtle in the peruvian amazon. sodium is a scarce resource in the western amazon, where there is little mineral content to rain water, so the butterflies have learned to get it where they can. luckily for the butterflies, the turtles don’t much mind, despite deriving no reciprocal benefit themselves. (see also: previous turtle posts)
Ugh, taking photos of myself by myself is the worst. Here’s the finished dress though! It’s a bit tight in the shoulder/arm area so I will go up a bodice size next time but it’s still wearable (already ordered more fabric for the next go). I’m pretty happy with it and so far as I can tell, IT DOESNT RIDE UP AND OVER MY BUTT! That’s why I never wear fitted dressed like these- this booty and waist don’t like to compromise their share of fabric. Check out closetcasefiles for the pattern- I think I like her fitted knits better than the Colette brand and she gives lots of info on choosing the best knit fabric suitable for your project.
Ancient fossils sport modern brains
Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.
One could be forgiven for mistaking anomalocaridids for creatures from another world. The spade-shaped predators, which lived in the seas during the Cambrian — the geological era stretching from 541 million to 485 million years ago — had eyes that protruded from stalks and a pair of giant appendages on the sides of their mouths. But three stunningly well-preserved fossils found in China now show that the anomalocaridid brain was wired much like that of modern creatures called velvet worms, or onychophorans.