biology

Maris Wicks Leads You Into The 'Human Body Theater' [Interview]
Maris Wicks Leads You Into The 'Human Body Theater' [Interview]
First Second is that rare thing in comics: a savvy publisher that is incredibly on the ball with future releases, announcing books up to two years in advance, and getting people excited about titles via promotion that's thorough, yet not in-your-face and bothersome. In that vein, I'm happy to share another of their upcoming books for 2015; Human Body Theater, a non-fiction biology guide by Maris Wicks (Primates), in which she acts as a master of ceremonies, leading readers through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body. Starting out as a skeleton, the MC in Human Body Theater puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each "act." Wicks has long been passionate about science, having worked as as a science educator for elementary and middle-school students; a fact that's clearly evident when she talks about the book and its subject in our chat below -- and now that interest has combined with her artistic credentials to create this comics-format tour of the human body.
Remote-Controlled Cyborg Beetles Begin The Countdown To Judgment Day
Remote-Controlled Cyborg Beetles Begin The Countdown To Judgment Day
Scientists like cyborgs. I like cyborgs. It's good to know science and I are on the same page. Still, there's something creepy about insects hardwired to follow the commands of very smart people. Has no one seen Robocop? Geekologie has the unholy skinny:"We demonstrated the remote control of insects in free flight via an implantable radio equipped miniature neural stimulating system," th