The Chemical That Makes Whale Barf An Aphrodisiac

Here's a gem of a study. Scientists decided to see if whale vomit, perhaps better known under its far more exotic and marketable name ambergris, lived up to its reputation as an aphrodisiac. They unleashed its main component on some rats, and made my day. » 1/14/15 7:40am 1/14/15 7:40am

Inside the City of Insect Motors and Mushroom People

Earlier today we wrote about Jeff VanderMeer's work, and how a lot of it takes place in a slipstream city called Ambergris (yes, it's named after a whale secretion). Like China Mieville's city New Crobuzon, Ambergris is a blend of bug-machines, aliens, and recognizable, contemporary urban landmarks. That's probably‚Ķ » 3/06/08 1:50pm 3/06/08 1:50pm