Videobeschreibung:

„These animations show cellular biology on the molecular scale. […] All animations are scientifically accurate and derived from molecular biology and crystallography research.“

Kommentare aus dem Penny-Arcade-Forum, in dem ich es gefunden habe:

„these processes are a lot more wiggly and floppy than I envisioned them
the squishy splorpy sound effects are a bit hilarious“

„that’s what she said“

„Wievielfachen Verrat begeht der Bösewicht (?) / Liebhaber (!) eigentlich?“
Recap bis / Harmonische, rhythmische und motivisch-thematische Analyse ab 29:40

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Counterpoint @ Memory Alpha

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Screengrab aus 101 Kontrapunkt / Counterpoint (S5E10)

Der „mysteriöse Blob“ aus dem Pariser Zoo ist momentan in allen Medien präsent, hier meine Lieblingsauszüge:

Herkunft:

  • „Blobs are normally found on forest floors in Europe“³
  • „a Texas woman discovered a rapidly-expanding yellow blob growing in her backyard“³

Fähigkeiten:

  • „can move without legs or wings“²
  • „When separated from oatmeal, the Blob’s favorite snack, the slime mold learned to cross a bridge filled with a bad-tasting chemical“⁴
  • „You can even put it in the microwave for a few minutes“¹
  • „Just add a few drops of water, and „voila!“ the blob comes to life again“¹
  • „Blobs of any size can be created, there is no known limit“¹
  • „can solve mazes, help make music“⁴

Rezeption:

  • „It is not pretty, unless you like yellow“⁴
  • „People complain that the yellow blob looks like dog vomit“⁴
  • „sloth-like propulsion does not make it an obvious crowd-puller“¹
  • „Visitors to the exhibit should try to place themselves in the mold’s metaphorical shoes. They should try to become a slime mould. They should try to imagine what does Physarum ‚think‘, what dreams Physarum sees when it sleeps […] They might try to invent a joke which sounds funny from the slime mould’s point of view.“⁴

Quellen: 1, 2, 3, 4

Alles, was man gerne von Borisov (weniger berühmt und weniger zigarrenförmig als der erste interstellare Eindringling, ʻOumuamua), wissen würde, u.a.: kommt er wirklich aus einem anderen Sonnensystem?

„[S]ix suggestions have been made as to how this might be something else. Four of them are quite definitely wrong. The other two would be really unlikely.
[…]
So this object almost certainly got sent to us long, long ago, from a star far, far away. (But as stated above, not from a galaxy far, far away.)“

Im Moment übernehmen wechselnde Comedians jeweils für kurze Zeit Tig Notaros (Jett Reno in Discovery) Twitter-Account. Alle Posts sind von kondensierter Qualität und manchmal sci-fi-ig, wie diese Kurzgeschichte von @cambrewhaha:

„The year is 2050. The climate has collapsed. The rich live in floating mega structures above a constant super storm. The rest of human race is slowly dying from Vape Lung. The only thing that connects us all….. are the sick ass clouds.“