The Plastic Brain

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Patricia Piccinini explores the post-evolutionary world of genetic engineering in her new exhibition at the SA Art Gallery. Intriguing and astounding hyper-realistic sculpture, but ultimately less moving than Ron Mueck’s work, which I saw in Melbourne last year. 

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I feel bad.

The is an amazing machine. I can say I really liked some bits, but overall it was a bit of a let down….

Gotta respect the hours, dedication and sheer scale of their vision though.


The Word’s Most Complicated Rube Goldberg Machine tells the story of civilization, from beginning to end.

This took 3,500 hours to make. That’s half a year, straight.

Mind = blown.

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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

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I’d like to see the microscope stage used to view that prodigious section.

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Scientists Unveil Atlas of the Brain

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If I ever see any of my students using gang sines, I’ll be so damn proud of them.

[not my (bad?) pun – see below for culprit]





pretty fucking good.


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How have I been on this earth for over 35 years and never heard of the Voynich manuscript?

It’s right up my alley, and yours too, I hope.


Words that differ only by one letter also repeat with unusual frequency, causing single substitution alphabet decipherments to yield babble-like text.

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Hmm…I love to make me one o’ those thingos

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