February 25, 2013

The Reason Your Brain Is Wrinkly

Carl Zimmer, Phenomena


AP Photo

The Star Trek fans among you are no doubt familiar with “The Menagerie,” a two-episode story from the first season in 1966. The crew of the Enterprise gets trapped on a planet occupied by aliens called Talosions who look like humans, except for their massive, vein-encircled brains.

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