Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

On the Thomas Pynchon Trail — Vulture

On the Thomas Pynchon Trail — Vulture.

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Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74 – NYTimes.com

Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74 – NYTimes.com.

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McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Bitchslap: A Column About Women and Fighting: The Lady, or the Tire Iron?

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Bitchslap: A Column About Women and Fighting: The Lady, or the Tire Iron?.

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BBC News – Return to the rainforest: A son’s search for his Amazonian mother

BBC News – Return to the rainforest: A son’s search for his Amazonian mother.

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Wild orchid wasp mimic – David Attenborough – BBC

Check out this video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/-h8I3cqpgnA Sent from my iPad

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A flower hints at the appearance of an extinct bee

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I’ve written before about “bee-mimicking orchids,” whose petals have evolved into a shape roughly resembling that of a female bee or wasp.  Randy male hymenopterans, lured by the shape (they can’t see very…

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