It’s also the day in 1980 that Sharia law was instituted in Iran, in 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court, in 2003 Mars rover Opportunity was launched on its mission. Opportunity is still going strong and you can follow its doings on Twitter (it’s currently under siege from a Mars dust storm.) On a more somber note, it’s also the anniversary of the 2005 London bombings and the 2016 attack on Dallas police.
Steve Ditko, one of the creators of Spider-Man, has died.
Thank you, Steve Ditko. Thank you for creating some of the greatest characters the world has ever seen. Thank you for all you've done to contribute to the comics industry. You will be missed more than you know. <3 https://t.co/UDPyRfxeWz
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 6, 2018
In Poland Hili is pondering important things.
Hili: Who is stung by nettles except people?
A: Probably anybody who wants to eat them.
Hili: Kogo oprócz ludzi parzą pokrzywy?
Ja: Pewnie tych, którzy chcą je zjeść.
From biological Twitter today:
If I were a deer mouse, I am not sure I would count this as a win.
— Jason Bittel (@bittelmethis) July 6, 2018
A mola or sunfish
Holy Mola! It’s always awesome to see these incredible fish while out conducting our shark research! pic.twitter.com/6AV1DpT6or
— Sulikowski Lab (@SulikowskiLab) July 5, 2018
Penguins are not particularly elegant.
Not a fish
The Ichneumon Wasp is one of the most alien-looking of insects out there, with a loooong ovipositor inserted into this rotting log to lay an egg inside of a wood boring grub.
Spotted this one a couple weeks ago in Yasuni, Ecuador. pic.twitter.com/tcOG4xZ9ji
— Phil Torres (@phil_torres) July 6, 2018
Convergent #evolution in sea #snakes! New paper by @DrEmSherratt shows tiny heads are strongly associated with eating burrowing eel prey and has evolved independently multiple times in Hydrophis species! #seasnakes #herpetology DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172141 pic.twitter.com/uOBpuBGKNj
— Jenna (@jcroweriddell) March 29, 2018
I found god and she’s a turtle. pic.twitter.com/Qpdq16uMwv
— Human Person (@radiationmouth) July 6, 2018
Less biology, more cats
Dutch TV interviews Polish academic and former anti-communist activist Jerzy Targalski – but it's his cat that steals the show pic.twitter.com/PJLI1coj8x
— Notes from Poland 🇵🇱 (@notesfrompoland) July 6, 2018
ok my cat is RIDICULOUS pic.twitter.com/BGc4ROY4rM
— anna (@annapickard) July 7, 2018
Apparently it’s not just kids that do this
I don’t know why I bother pic.twitter.com/xfNLU58r03
— Philippa_Perry (@Philippa_Perry) July 5, 2018
— Adam J Calhoun (@neuroecology) July 5, 2018
And some instructional videos (sound up)
Majestic mountains in Pakistan
My mate has two tickets for the England vs Sweden game on Saturday. He didn't realise that it's going to be on the same day as his wedding, so he can't go. If you're interested and want to go instead of him, it's at St. Andrew's Church in Cambridge and her name is Sarah
— Billy ⚒ (@WHUFCBilly) July 5, 2018
And just because
Hat-tip: Barry, Matthew and Heather