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 

nazis are literally hunting people at this very moment for two days now in chemnitz, germany, while the police is watching

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 

Every year neo-nazis rally to salute Rudolph HeรŸ. Today they were 800.
Demonstrations on three places in Berlin were announced.
Traditionally most Nazis on this day rally in Berlin-Spandau. Considering the size of the counter-demonstration there today, they blew off the rally in Spandau to attend one more central.
Police escorted them, but shut down most means of movement and transportation for protesters.

If this wasn't blatant enabling of neo-fascism, I don't know what is.

"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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