Posts tagged “jurassic park”

  1. Previously in this series: If Sarah Polley Were Your Girlfriend If the velociraptor from Jurassic Park were your girlfriend, you would have the weirdest meet-cute. You’re a handler on Muldoon’s staff. Handlers are classified as Essential Personnel so when the evacuation call comes, you stay. Your team splits up to put out fires around the island, but you’re the only one who returns to the visitors’ center. You see two raptors swarming with a…

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  2. At one time or another I had most of the crushes expected of a straight, teen girl growing up in the 1990s. My rather ridiculous Leonardo DiCaprio phase resulted in my owning a VHS copy of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, tearing pictures out of teen glossies, and regularly updating a fan website that has thankfully disappeared into the internet ether. When not outing my ownership of said site on publicly read blogs of note,…

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  3. As The Toast searches for its one true Gal Scientist, we will be running a ton of wonderful one-off pieces by female scientists of all shapes and sizes and fields and education levels, which we are sure you will enjoy. They’ll live here, so you can always find them. Most recently: Lava Flows and Glass. For the past six years, I’ve been working on my doctorate, which focuses in part on the immune…

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  4. The most important part of yesterday's story about the brand new cold-loving cockroaches of New York City is the discovery that scientists have learned nothing from Jurassic Park and will damn us all with their hubris and lack of foresight. The likelihood that the new species will mate with the locals to create a hybrid super-roach is slim. "The male and female genitalia fit together like a lock and key, and that differs by species," Evangelista…

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