My favourite news item of today concerns Max Plank and a thread worm. It already has the sound of a Lovecraftian science fiction drama to me. x steve fly
Biologists Name Newly Discovered Threadworm After Physicist Max Planck
“When Japanese biologist Natsumi Kanzaki and his German colleague Matthias Herrmann collected a stag beetle from an oak forest in Fukushima province, they had no idea at the time about the surprise the impressive insect concealed: a microscopic threadworm, completely unknown to the zoologists until then, was hidden on the beetle’s body.
The official name Pristionchus maxplancki was bestowed on the new discovery in honour of theoretical physicist Max Planck (1858 — 1947). The worm, only a millimetre long, becomes the first organism to carry the name of the Nobel laureate from Göttingen. — http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709115148.htm