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Kids Depict Evolution In Adorable Crayon Animation

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Thank you Tyler Rhodes for asking a group of children from Patrick Henry School of Science and Art to draw 100 creatures, and then animate it. Throw in some precious sound effects from the kids and you’ve got a winner! Rhodes writes on his blog, “I mainly do animations, but most any art interests me, especially if it has some connection to science or natural forms. I also like the idea of using animation as a tool, and not merely as a form of entertainment, and to perhaps, in some small way, impart knowledge to the viewer.” It may not be the most scientific depiction but Rhodes did put the drawings through six “generations” by destroying some and seeing how they would develop the next time around, so it is it’s own evolution. Read more about the project on Scientific American.

(via io9)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."