Beasts, Living Gears, and Colorblind Painters

Hello, my cheeky little monkeys!

This week has brought some exciting stuff. First off, J.K Rowling is at it again!

  • That’s right! She is writing a screenplay about FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM! This basically means we get a whole series of movies about incredible, magical creatures of the wizarding world sooo… yeah. Best thing ever. Those of you who know me well know that Newt Scamander has my DREAM JOB, so I will be first in line to see the adventures of this magizoologist.
  • Speaking of amazing animals, check this out – scientists have discovered the first GEAR in a living creature. This is remarkably amazing and you really have to see it to believe it, so click this link for the full picture. Tiny, micro-gear! Some other super cool news that isn’t in the paper? This little critter can accelerate at 20x the speed that would KILL a human. So, its insides are actually ‘seat-belted’ to its exoskeleton to withstand the force! The writer of the paper did a great AMA here!
  • If that’s not enough for you, this video should do the trick. Octopi are color blind, but WATCH how they can color match their environment! Just more proof that octopi are frighteningly talented and we should watch our backs.

 

  • If you’re looking for a creative boost, don’t miss the incredible Robin LaFevers (who is always writing something amazingly thought provoking, so I consider her to be a fairy godmother of sorts to my own work) – her post Discipline, Dedication, and Devotion is one of my favorites from the week!

Happy weekending!

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