The Google Maps of Dead Bugs
Our new assistant editor, Mariah, says she doesn’t normally like to meditate on zoomed-in photographs of dead bugs. (“Hairy feelers, shiny compound eyeballs. I would skip those spreads in National Geographic.”) But this massive project at the Berlin Museum of Natural History might actually change her mind. As The New York Timesreported last month, there are a lot of efforts to put museum collections online. ...
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- Editor’s Note
Issue 35: Fractals, zombie ants, and a dashing evangelist-monk. /
- Why Fractals Are So Beautiful
We’re finding infinitely complex, self-similar shapes all over creation. And we’re just getting started. /
- I Want to Be a Zombie Ant
How a fungus can turn an insect into a new creature bent to its own will. /
- The Handsome, Pun-Loving Missionary Who Teased Popes
Columbanus died 1,400 years ago this month, having re-evangelized Western Europe. /
- Big Cottonwood Canyon
“Resurrection must be like this” /
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