Tuesday, July 20, 2010


If Lovecraft stood for anything it was to confront the concept of alien. Of course, to him alien usually was represented by immigrants or what he considered vermin - frogs, octopi, lobsters, and such.

To us, it is far more.

Life is stranger than we can imagine. Read on.

Terrorism doesn't just exist among humans, according to ecologist Mark Moffett, and he has the photos to prove it.

In his new book " Adventures Among Ants" (University of California Press, 2010), Moffett describes — and shows — how some ants will commit suicide in a very dramatic way while taking others out with them ...

... in this photo, "the reddish worker cylindricus ant has detonated — rupturing her body to release a toxic yellow glue that kills her and the enemy instantly."

Just before this picture was snapped in Borneo, Moffett had set a trap at the base of a tree colonized by cylindricus ants. The trap was simply some honey that he drizzled around the tree trunk.



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