science nerds


Botanists and stand up comedians rarely hang out together but when they do, it’s in The Space Cave. I recently had the honor of being a guest on comedian David Huntsberger’s (you may know him from Professor Blastoff) podcast The Space Cave. We talked about botany, evolution, and ecology over some beers. It was a lot of fun! Here’s to science communication!

Part 1

Part 2

SHSL anatomically incorrect Anthropologist!

A list of things I’ve learned about Korekiyo Shinguuji this week:

  • He is confirmed as my favourite DRV3 character for now, despite the fact that I know next to nothing about him.
  • I can’t remember how to draw his uniform.
  • “SHSL anthropologist” sounds like an awesome talent!
  • Having a… peculiar personnality, his chances of dying are sky high. And I will be sad.
  • I still don’t know what’s under his mask and his bandages. My guess now is that they are to preserve his so precious and pretty human body…
  • Please don’t be a victim. And maybe not a killer either.

On a side note, I’m glad to see so many “scientific” talents this time around! (Anthropologist, inventor, detective, entomologist, astronaut, politician, robot…) The science nerd in me is growing proud.


Here’s some cardio lecture crammed into a gif. >_> You see I DO STUDY!!

I tried to match the gif’s frame rate timing to a real resting heartbeat, so if you’re sitting at a computer this might match you! The rate for this heart is 72 bpm. (unless it’s lagging. please do not match the lagging heartbeat, only zombies do that.) 

(slowed and expanded gif here)


“The future,” he said, looking down at his open hands, “begins here.”
  - Iron Man #325

Back when I was a studying biology, I noticed that a lot of anatomical terms sound like they come straight from Middle Earth. So, to celebrate the release of the last Hobbit film, I’ve created this INCREDIBLY nerdy quiz.

Do these words and phrases refer to parts of the human body, or reference people and places from J. R. R. Tolkien’s work?

  1. Antrum of Highmore
  2. Crypt of Morgagni
  3. Caves of Androth
  4. Lobelia
  5. Loop of Henle
  6. Scapha
  7. Great Vein of Galen
  8. Halls of Mandos
  9. Groin
  10. Gap of Calenardhon
  11. Macewen’s Triangle
  12. Canal of Schlemm
  13. Gerontius
  14. Islets of Langerhans
  15. Meckel’s Cave
  16. Chamber of Mazarbul

You shall not pass.