Category: Biology

The Future of Language

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“It is by a complementary shift of attention that one may suddenly come to hear the familiar song of a blackbird or a thrush in a surprisingly new manner—not just as a pleasant melody repeated mechanically, but as active, meaningful…

Microscopic Opera

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Biologist Mathijs Munnik is interested in organizing the world’s first microscopic opera. He is trying to get c-elegans – tiny worm-like microorganisms – to perform an experimental opera, in which the creatures control sound through specially designed software. A USB microscope will capture…