chart of the day: voiced obstruents (i.e., phonemes like /b/, /g/, /z/) in pokรฉmon names, by evolution level

๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ–จ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ–จ๐Ÿ˜ญ
๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ
๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ–จ

also: did you know that the idea that humans have a poor sense of smell (compared to e.g. dogs and rodents) is a 19th century myth derived partly from religious politics of the Catholic Church in France
yes seriously
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/

fascism germany 

retoot to pet the cat
ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ ๏ผฟ๏ผฟ
ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๏ผ๏ผžใ€€ใ€€ใƒ•
ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€| ใ€€_ใ€€ _ l
ใ€€ ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€๏ผ` ใƒŸ๏ผฟxใƒŽ
ใ€€ใ€€ ใ€€ /ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ ใ€€ |
ใ€€ใ€€ใ€€ /ใ€€ ใƒฝใ€€ใ€€ ๏พ‰
ใ€€ ใ€€ โ”‚ใ€€ใ€€|ใ€€|ใ€€|
ใ€€๏ผ๏ฟฃ|ใ€€ใ€€ |ใ€€|ใ€€|
ใ€€| (๏ฟฃใƒฝ๏ผฟ_ใƒฝ_)__)
ใ€€๏ผผไบŒใค

fascism Germany 

"How to Tame a Zombie Fungus: Cicadas have repeatedly turned the infamous cordyceps fungi into indispensable allies." theatlantic.com/science/archiv

(by Ed Yong, whom I met through the science-blogging world, way back in the day)

An emulated SNES put in a NES cartridge and some more shenanigans to play SNES games on an original NES.
youtu.be/ar9WRwCiSr0

In the "weird papers" section for today:

journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol

Jonas E, Kording KP (2017) "Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?" PLoS Comput Biol 13(1): e1005268.

From the abstract: "โ€ฆ here we take a classical microprocessor as a model organism, and use our ability to perform arbitrary experiments on it to see if popular data analysis methods from neuroscience can elucidate the way it processes informationโ€ฆ"

Hahahaahahaha holy shit. Hiveway is a fork of Mastodon with blockchain slapped on top, selling ICO tokens, and John McAfee is involved. Wew lad

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