Science!: The Blob Lived 425 Million Years Ago

Science!: The Blob Lived 425 Million Years Ago

This week we look at blob-like monsters from the deep and learn how to defeat a laser.

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Cool, so like a leather poofy coushin thats alive. Awesome.

I want a pet bat.. Make that several pet bats.. and a castle. And some of those lasers you were talking about too.

A pet bat wouldn't be so bad, but I'm certain they'd be a pain to train. They can be trained to do some things, however.

For example, I have bats that live in my attic (no, I don't own a belfry), and sometimes they manage to get out of the attic and into the lower levels of the house. A few of them know which room to fly around in and will immediately go outside when I open the door. Others aren't quite so well trained.

Anti-lasers should be installed in every movie theater...

Re: Laser Shark in the article

Did anyone contact Dr. Evil for a quote or comment?

Gonna be a bit of a spelling Nazi, but should "super phylum" be one or two words? (Or perhaps you meant a phylum that's particularly awesome?)

SharedProphet:
Anti-lasers should be installed in every movie theater...

All we need now are anti-cellphones, anti-parents-who-take-their-five-year-old-to-a-Saw-film, and anti-I-think-the-actors-can-hear-me-and-will-tell-them-the-best-course-of-action-loudly.

So, we need anti-idiots.

Awesome, not all we need is some B-movie director to come up with the concept that we grossly misunderstood this creature, have one brought back by scientific tinkering, or a "Primeval" type tempoeral portal, and go on a killing spree. Sort of like the Pangaean but without "Tom Strong" around to save us. :P

"Drakazoon", the title just radiates class. I'll be waiting with my munchies and Netflix account. :P

... and I'll also be making sure I have a fire extinguisher handy just to be on the safe side.. you know it might not actually be a clinging leathery jellyfish but a more classic "Blob".

[seriously] This does sound cool, I'm actually hoping we find out more stuff like this.''

Oh, and also seriously... I suspect the "Anti-Laser" is probably going to mostly be used on satellites to try and counter the Chinese satellite blinding laser system.

Yeah that exists, for those who haven't seen the links before do a search for "China, Satellite, Laser" here is one of them though:

http://defensetech.org/2006/09/25/chinese-laser-vs-u-s-sats/

There is a lot of stuff on this, if you do some searching some of the articles are more detailed, scarier, and also in a way more cool. Especially seeing as some of them claim China might actually be close to creating a laser powerful enough to shoot down satellites or the space shuttle.

... and incidently this kind of thing is pretty much why I am saying World War III is inevitable and probably closer than we want to admit.

That little bat is the cutest thing ever.

Sharks with Lasers VS The Blob.

I'd watch that.

Natural Selection will take care of the bat fungus problem. The bats will eventually develop a resistance to this fungus. Those genes will spread through the gene pool very fast since any bats without it will die off fairly quickly. Or the whole species will die off if they can not adapt

Fix the bat problem! Fix it now! Gah!
The anti-laser thing sounds cool though

Pics or Drakozoon did not happen.

Ia! Ia Drakozoon, lord of the ancients and first writer of the Pnakotic manuscripts! Ia! Ia Cthulhu!

Sorry, but that thing looks so Lovecraftian, I could not resist.

I would post a picture, but so far, none of the images I find are able to show up on the escapist... what the hell...

BUT! Links!
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/08/scienceshot-return-of-the-drakoz.html

Drakazoon sounds like a name for an end level boss, not for a first level slime.

I have to admit I laughed at the first paragraph of the laser thing. That's the whole point of sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

I'd buy a bat.

I keep finding weird how much old leftovers from when men lived in the comic strip B.C. are still relevant to how we behave, even though I should have gotten used to it already. ANIMALS, WE ARE ALL FUCKING ANIMALS

Formica Archonis:
Gonna be a bit of a spelling Nazi, but should "super phylum" be one or two words? (Or perhaps you meant a phylum that's particularly awesome?)

SharedProphet:
Anti-lasers should be installed in every movie theater...

All we need now are anti-cellphones, anti-parents-who-take-their-five-year-old-to-a-Saw-film, and anti-I-think-the-actors-can-hear-me-and-will-tell-them-the-best-course-of-action-loudly.

So, we need anti-idiots.

Nope, Superphylum *is* one word...
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/superphylum
- Dara, copy editor

Dara Solomon:

Formica Archonis:
Gonna be a bit of a spelling Nazi, but should "super phylum" be one or two words? (Or perhaps you meant a phylum that's particularly awesome?)

Nope, Superphylum *is* one word...
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/superphylum
- Dara, copy editor

Copy editor? Cool! Where? (Checks profile.) Ooh, a new(?) Escapist staffer?

Yup, brand new Escapist copy editor.

Nice to meet you :D

(Blinks.) Oh, avatar change.

Dara Solomon:
Yup, brand new Escapist copy editor.

Nice to meet you :D

(Bows.) A pleasure.:)

Anti Lazer Lazers! Thats what we need....and no one will ever, see, it, coming!

Those poor bats, with less bats more bugs thus leading to over population(as if we didnt have enough already) AND THEN TO A WORLD DOMINATED BY BUGS!!!!! everybody better have lots of fly swatters and bug spray.
Plus it find it cool to know that a leathery blob existed a long long time ago i just wonder how it lived, how it ate, how it hunted and the works.
TIMBAP_AJR

In the Northeast it's more like less bats = more mosquitoes. And that is NEVER a good thing.

Now the question is, how to stop the fungus from growing on the bat's noses, and will this fungus be an issue for other hibernating creatures?

So...theoretically...based on the half of the laser article I read before I got distracted by a particularly intriguing article...You could possibly create a white suit that reflects lasers...?

Also, I am pro-bat domestication. Including vampire bats. Especially bats. Although feeding them would be a bitch.

So, they preserve the one, only fossil of a creature... by cutting it into 200 slices. Oh, scientists!

Bats are also killed needlessly by wind farms.

Bats lungs explode thanks to pressure vortex in wind farms

Therumancer:

"Drakazoon", the title just radiates class. I'll be waiting with my munchies and Netflix account. :P

Mega Drakazoon versus Giant Ovulating Woman, its currently showing on Syfy.

Wait... a blob... 425 million years ago... near a volcano... that's when Uncle Frank disap-- NOOOOOOooooooo...! Uncle Frank...!

All right. Is it just me or does the bat in the picture has unexpectedly huge balls? If im looking at the organs i think im looking, then they are not cute anymore.

I mean they like the size of their brain!

I see a way around this. Domesticate the bats, making them into the most popular pet craze since ferrets. It's a double win. You get to own something cute, and you wouldn't have to bother with mosquito repellant any longer.

I've looked into this once, but most batspecies are outlawed as pets (because they're pretty rare. i live in europe, which makes a difference of course). only a few are allowed, but these only survive for about a year or two in captivity.

best to let them roam free, traumatizing sons of billionaires.

The bat thing is sad. Remembers me of the tasmanian devils throat cancer.

I fear that we are seeing a rase in epidemics in all the species on the enviroment.

(Looks at Monday articles. Notices no Science!)

Lauren? Our Lady of Enlightenment? Where are you?

EDIT: Two weeks in a row. Does this mean no more Science!? :(

 

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