With translucent, jewel-colored ears, Glass Gem Corn was developed by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder from Oklahoma. Barnes crossed several traditional corn varieties and saved seed from the most vivid, translucent kernels. It was gifted to Native Seeds Search by Bill McDorman, who acquired it from Barnes' student Greg Schoen following Barnes' death.
A flint variety, it is used for making flour or as a popping corn.
Photo: Sherwood Seeds
Listened to Wells reading an excerpt and I rather enjoyed it. From the bit I heard, she has an interesting take on the interior life of an artificial being. I look forward to reading more.
(comment on "System Collapse")
The Library of Congress posted this story and image earlier today, dropping the story of how Gene fucked over Alexander Courage on the #StarTrek theme copyright/royalties.
“Raise your hand if you're a Star Trek fan. 🖖✋ Here's an interesting piece of trivia for you from the U.S. Copyright Office, which is housed at the Library of Congress: Alexander Courage's original theme song was submitted for copyright under his name on November 7, 1966.
Most of my embroidery is intuitive in that I pick colors and sometimes a stitch and then I just let the threads talk to each other. If anyone speaks “thread,” I’d love a translation cuz these had something to say.
my #printersolstice #linocut of #astronomer Vera Rubin (neé Cooper, ‘28-‘16) & her discovery that angular motion of galaxies deviates from predictions, 1st evidence for dark matter, now known as 5x as common as matter & the stuff which dictates dynamics of galaxies & evolution of our universe! The Nobel committee waited 3 years after she died to reward another for the theory of dark matter.
I wonder if it's just the people I've worked with, but security and compute infrastructure people tend to preferentially refer to hosts by their IP address rather than host name. always seemed counterintuitive to me since the host name is usually the more stable identifier
#software #computerNetworks #networks
Wow, there's innovation in propeller shapes (which i thought we're close to optimal for a century): toroidal propellers https://newatlas.com/aircraft/toroidal-quiet-propellers/ >50% performance improvement at midrange rpms in liquids!
Nature is full of surprises. Meet Costasiella kuroshimae, an adorable species of sea slug known as “leaf sheep.”
At no more than 8mm, these tiny ocean critters graze on algae & keep chloroplasts in their bodies for up to 10 days. They supplement their diet through photosynthesis to create energy, which is why they’re sometimes referred to as “solar-powered sea slugs.” https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210324-the-odd-sea-creature-powered-by-the-sun #nature #science
The “I can’t boost your awesome post because you didn’t add image descriptions” is getting pretty thick around here again.
If you don’t know what to write: https://uxdesign.cc/how-to-write-an-image-description-2f30d3bf5546
If you don’t see the option to add them: Stop using the “official” Mastodon app.
If you want to be reminded to add a caption, follow @PleaseCaption
You can now precisely track how much time, and how many clicks it takes you to create a masterpiece of pixel art in Aseprite ⏱️
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