|Junkie Cisco Cividanes sent me an awesome story that was reported in the Daily Mail.
That’s right, human-engineered nightmarish “super soldier” ants with massive heads and “I must crush you” jaws that would make Ivan Drago proud. This is fascinating — scientists smearing ant larvae with a particular hormone that activates legacy DNA the ant genome has carried for millions of years. Read the article, it’s cool
This oversized ant engineering is eerily similar to my Parsec Award-winning short story “Eusocial Networking,” written as part of J.C. Hutchins’ Obsidian project. Now, if only someone could engineer some coprinus gongylophorus to secret biodiesel, and I’d be a gene-ee-us!