Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are hard to find.
Critters that definitely don't exist but, perhaps, should.
The backal is probably a feisty biter while the cakmiran probably has a quizzical look. And I would completely avoid the fangol—he sounds like trouble.
A great exercise for kids and the comedic-at-heart would be to try to draw some of these. What would a gakrin look like? Or a gorderish?
Below are the alphabetically first 4–10 letter single-word unanimals for each letter. In some cases, no names of a given length were generated for a given letter.
Here are all some lists with common suffixes
*ish camfish gallish gawlish gohfish gurrish jatfish mipkish polmish wamfish gorderish shipopish slarmish soulfish tolrfish wadmfish weendefish
*ile halile iykile weadnrile cragiile file gile
*ale anmale calilale disteale halalale hale saale
*use bampuse caeffuse marppuse kouse ufuse
*her banher coocher lorsher anlfilher wher
*tar codtar mistar soridioatar wortautar
*ole rorole cadtole wurkole cole
*ise seaise shoise guceyrise
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Make sense of it all with my Tree of Emotional life—a hierarchical account of how we feel.
One of my color tools, the
colorsnap application snaps colors in an image to a set of reference colors and reports their proportion.
Below is Times Square rendered using the colors of the MTA subway lines.
Drugs could be more effective if taken when the genetic proteins they target are most active.
Design tip: rediscover CMYK primaries.
Ruben et al. A database of tissue-specific rhythmically expressed human genes has potential applications in circadian medicine Science Translational Medicine 10 Issue 458, eaat8806.
We focus on the important distinction between confidence intervals, typically used to express uncertainty of a sampling statistic such as the mean and, prediction and tolerance intervals, used to make statements about the next value to be drawn from the population.
Confidence intervals provide coverage of a single point—the population mean—with the assurance that the probability of non-coverage is some acceptable value (e.g. 0.05). On the other hand, prediction and tolerance intervals both give information about typical values from the population and the percentage of the population expected to be in the interval. For example, a tolerance interval can be configured to tell us what fraction of sampled values (e.g. 95%) will fall into an interval some fraction of the time (e.g. 95%).
Altman, N. & Krzywinski, M. (2018) Points of significance: Predicting with confidence and tolerance Nature Methods 15:843–844.
Krzywinski, M. & Altman, N. (2013) Points of significance: Importance of being uncertain. Nature Methods 10:809–810.
A 4-day introductory course on genome data parsing and visualization using Circos. Prepared for the Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis course in Institut Pasteur Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia.
Data visualization should be informative and, where possible, tasty.
Stefan Reuscher from Bioscience and Biotechnology Center at Nagoya University celebrates a publication with a Circos cake.
The cake shows an overview of a de-novo assembled genome of a wild rice species Oryza longistaminata.