i was, of course, still away on vacation last week when craig posted (thank you, brother~) the final installment of rich woodall and jason copland's awesome SAINTS And SINNERS over on our TALES From The PERHAPS page! i wasn't here to praise them on the amazing job they did on the story and to thank them for launching this new feature in style! what a fantastic premiere of, what is shaping up to be, a very different, very unique new series! fantastic job, you guys! thanks so much!
for those of you who may not have ventured over to our TALES section yet--and even for those of you who have--SAINTS and SINNERS has now been re-posted in order, top to bottom, for your reading convenience.
be here this friday for the debut of our all new TALE From The PERHAPS--SCOTT WEINSTEIN'S "We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming..." brought to you by Scott Weinstein and a Cavalcade of your Favorite 'Haps Artists!
It's gonna be FUN! Don't Miss it!
and, speaking of rich, he and i are always tipping one another to the weird and wild things we find on the internet and he just wowed me with a link to this freaky item over on the huffington post--
Hydrothermal Worm Viewed Under An Electron Microscope (PHOTO)
The Huffington Post Dean Praetorius
First Posted: 7/18/11 05:24 PM ET
This is not photoshop, no clever graphics, no movie scene... it's a hydrothermal worm.
And it's a real creature.
It's just really, really small. So small in fact, that this image comes from an electron microscope.
Taken using an FEI Quanta SEM, this image is amazingly zoomed in 525 times. The real width of the field in the image is 568μm, or 568/1000 of a millimeter. It's far larger than an atom, but still among the smallest living things.
The worm, as scary as it looks, is something most people will never actually get to see (or have to worry about, for that matter). Hydrothermal worms are deep sea creatures, almost as small as bacterium, and are largely found near hydrothermal vents in the ocean.
This shot was captured by Philippe Crassous and submitted to FEI's gallery. Other amazing shots taken using FEI's microscopes can be seen here.
Last month, scientists reported they had discovered the first multicellular life in the deep subsurface biosphere, or rather, "worms from hell." But perhaps the title is more fitting for this hydrothermal worm.
The full image, courtesy of FEI and Philippe Crassous
and here are a couple of items i found over on monday morning randomness at ebaumsworld.com
that's it for today!
smell ya later!