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Octopus-like Microorganisms Named After Science Fiction Monsters
2013-04-03 14:41:35

University of British Columbia [ Watch the Video Live Cthulhu Macrofasciculumque ] University of British Columbia researchers have discovered two new symbionts living in the gut of termites, and taken the unusual step of naming them after fictional monsters created by American horror author HP Lovecraft. The single-cell protists, Cthulhu macrofasciculumque and Cthylla microfasciculumque, help termites digest wood. The researchers decided to name them after monstrous cosmic entities...

2012-09-16 23:04:04

A Texas-based game developer has created the first official Bicycle playing cards to accurately portray the horror and entropy that Lovecraft had sewn so many years ago. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 What do Lovecraft, Tentacled Anthropomorphic baddies and Texas Hold 'em have in common? The answer is in the alignment of the stars - or in this case, the cards. Albino Dragon, a tabletop game developer and publisher based in Austin, TX, is bringing the Cthulhu pantheon and mythos to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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