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As someone who can be a bit awkward a times, I’ve decided the sea slug Melibe will be my new power animal. I’m clumsy, constantly bumping into things, equally bad at all sports, and catch roughly 2% of things that are tossed to me. I don’t exactly always feel like I fit in. I can’t […]
The Glaucus is an open-source quadrupedal soft robot from Super-Releaser Robotics that includes no hard mechanical parts with a seamless rubber skin. The soft robot, which is named after the blue sea slug (Glaucus atlanticus), manages to move thanks to the inflation of chambers that bend and deform the silicone when pressurized. Once the molds [...]
Named for the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), Super-Releaser’s unusual soft robot walks not using servos or mechanical joints, but by inflating and deflating its air bladders. It looks like some sort of Pokémon to us.
Pt and Limor write, "The Glaucus, named after the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), is an open source soft robotic quadruped from Super-Releaser.
Chromodoris willani, photographed by Samantha Craven. The name 'sea slug' does not sound immediately enticing to those not in the know, but in fact they include some of the world's most fabulous animals. The Chromodorididae are a family...Show More Summary
The effects of climate change could hinder sea snails’ extraordinary ability to leap away from predators on one foot, Queensland researchers have found. The study shows conch snails, found in sandy areas off coral reefs, find it difficult to make the quick decision to jump out of reach of prey when exposed to higher levels […]
You spoke and we heard you. You wanted videos of this beautifully weird sea slug, so here they are!
Daenerys Targaryen is pretty much my favorite female character from the last decade. She's tough, she's beautiful, she's kind and she's smart. And now, she has a sea slug named after her. The decision was made by Federal University of...Show More Summary
Forget the Iron Throne, Danaerys Targaryen, this is what your destiny has been leading you toward. Tritonia khaleesi is a new species of sea slug recently discovered off the coast of northeast Brazil by scientists from the Federal University of Ceará. Show More Summary
"Game of Thrones" leading lady Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is no longer just a fictional creation. A newly discovered sea slug was named after the Khaleesi in a recently published paper.
It’s every actor’s dream: to play a character iconic enough that scientists name hideous new creatures after you. Emilia Clarke, you’ve officially made it, now that a bunch of eggheads have discovered the Tritonia khaleesi. As described...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, we learned that the name “Arya” was the fastest-rising name for female babies in 2012, and now characters from the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin — and its HBO adaptation —...
A new species of sea slug was discovered of the coast of Brazil by Federal University of Ceará Tropical Marine master's student Felipe de Vasconcelos Silva and named Tritonia khaleesi in honor of Game of Throne khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen's braided hair. Show More Summary
Siphopteron sea slugs are hermaphroditic, but this is not all that's unusual about their sex lives. When they mate, one of the pair just straight-up stabs the other one in the forehead with a tiny, spiky thing. It's a very direct approach! No muss, no fuss, just hormones straight into... More »
Slugs may ensure mating success with a shot to beloved’s forehead, say evolutionary biologists.
Meet Siphopteron species 1. It's a species of sea slug, recently discovered by Rolanda Lange. To procreate, two members of the species get together, stick organs into each other's heads, and fertilize. That's right — nature has at last provided us with a perfect example of the mindfuck. Read more...
A species of sea slug squirts chemicals into its partner's head during mating, perhaps in a bid to take control of its brain
Inspired by a sea slug, designers Burton Nitta envision the symbiotic, sustainable clothing of tomorrow. In the waters off the east coast of the United States, there is a small sea slug called the eastern emerald elysia that feeds by...Show More Summary
Some brief reviews for anime I watched during the winter and spring this year. From the New World – 5/5 One of the best anime I’ve seen, not to mention one of the most unique. Great storytelling, directing, characters, animation, atmosphere, world-building, music, and pacing. I recently watched some AMVs of this and all the [...]