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#1 Three Eyes

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:11 PM

 


Keeling Lab
 
Published on Nov 27, 2017
 
New species named after Rush! Pseudotrichonympha leei, Pseudotrichonympha lifesoni, and Pseudotrichonympha pearti are parabasalian protists from the hindgut of termites. These giant cells caught our eye because they are covered in a luxurious coat of particularly long hairs, or flagella, reminiscent of the long-haired publicity shot of the power trio on the back cover of 2112. Added to that, the cells move and dance and bob their heads under the microscope with frequent time signature changes. They had to be named after band members Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. You can download the paper (link below), which also contains hidden Rush lyrics throughout the text. 
 
For more information see the the paper describing these species (open access) at:
www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16259-8
 
or here:
 
No word yet on whether the Alex Lifeson one has a camel toe.

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#2 The Macallan

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:30 PM

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#3 Rick N Backer

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

"We are the protists... of the hindguts... of termites...

  Our great flagella... fill the cellular walls..."


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

Old species good, new species bad


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#5 Valium

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:46 AM

And these new species are as anal as Rush fans



#6 Three Eyes

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 10:08 PM

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Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#7 EZrhythm

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:33 AM

This thread... :lol:
 

Classic as ever!



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

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That would be a Passage to Bang Cock


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Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 11:40 PM

Jeez, lots of gay subtext in Rush music.  B)  


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.





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