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Image of the Week

Image of the Week

  • Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

    Join the #SciArt Tweetstorm!

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | March 2, 2015 |

    Credit: Illustration by Glendon Mellow Source: Help Us Start a SciArt Tweet Storm by Glendon Mellow on Symbiartic This week, Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic has initiated a #sciart tweetstorm, and the sheer quantity of scienceart being shared is spectacular. […]

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  • A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

    A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | January 28, 2015 |

    A 3D rendering of an earthworm made from a micro-computed tomography imagery dataset. This specimen was virtually dissected using the 'wedge dissect' tool in the open-source visualization software Drishti. (Courtesy of Alexander Ziegler) Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with you to your next class no matter how well you washed up. […]

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  • Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

    Fresh Start for an Extinct Cat?

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | December 26, 2014 |

    Credit: An 1862 painting of a Formosan clouded leopard by Joseph Wolf, image in the public domain Source: from Could Extinct Clouded Leopards Be Reintroduced in Taiwan? by John R. Platt on Extinction Countdown As 2014 draws to a close, a large portion of us will participate in the time-honored tradition of reflecting on the past year and resolving to start anew in the next. […]

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  • A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

    A Modest Mussel Is Making Waves

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | December 10, 2014 |

    Image: A mussel shell engraved by Homo erectus between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago Credit: Wim Lustenhouwer, VU University Amsterdam Source: Kate Wong’s World’s Oldest Engraving Upends Theory of Homo sapiens Uniqueness on Observations These scratches may not look like much but they predate the existence of our species, Homo sapiens , and upend any claim we have on symbolic thought, a requirement for language development. […]

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  • Team SciTweeps in Lego Form

    Team SciTweeps in Lego Form

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | November 25, 2014 |

    Everything is awsome when... Credit: Maia Weinstock Source: Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is a Glamour Woman of the Year by Maia Weinstock on Voices In her post about oceanographer Sylvia Earle getting recognized this month by Glamour magazine for her contributions to science and society, Maia Weinstock included this picture of a custom Lego figurine of Dr. […]

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  • Painting Across Astronomical Units

    Painting Across Astronomical Units

    By Glendon Mellow | November 4, 2014 |

    Triple Star System, visualization by ESO/L.Cal?ada, ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) What we find in space continues to challenge our imaginations, and we haven’t even discovered extraterrestrial life yet. Last week, in Caleb Scharf’s post Astrobiology Roundup: Planets, Moons, and Stinky Comets , he featured the bizarre visualization above. […]

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  • Panic Viruses

    Panic Viruses

    By Katie McKissick | October 27, 2014 |

    Human T cell (blue) under attack by HIV (yellow) (Source: NIH) In the midst of what has been dubbed “ ebolanoia ,” many are flashing back to the response (or lack thereof in some cases) to the rise of AIDS in the 1980s and 90s. In a recent post on Absolutely Maybe , Hilda Bastian describes the rise and fall of the panic surrounding HIV/AIDS in Australia. […]

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  • Kids Coding With Compassion

    Kids Coding With Compassion

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | October 21, 2014 |

    Pictured left to right, the Hello Navi App Team - Janessa Leija, Grecia Cano, Caitlin Gonzales, Maggie Bolado, Jacqueline Garcia-Torres, Kayleen Gonzalez, Cassandra Baquero. Andres Salas, kneeling in front. Source : from “ Middle Schoolers Develop App to Help Visually Impaired ,” by M?nica I. […]

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  • Underground Beauty

    Underground Beauty

    By Katie McKissick | September 8, 2014 |

    Peruvian Rainforest Floor by Marjorie Leggitt for the Denver Botanic Gardens On Symbiartic , September is a month-long celebration of science artists called the SciArt Blitz . A different science artist is featured each day, so head over and check out the latest from the science art world. […]

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  • A Genome is Not a Blueprint

    A Genome is Not a Blueprint

    By Kalliopi Monoyios | August 27, 2014 |

    Image: 1936 Joy Oil gas station blueprints (top); sequence from human chromosome 1 (bottom). Source: from A Monkey’s Blueprint by Martin Krzywinski on SA Visual When artist Martin Krzywinski was challenged to come up with a graphic that quickly and concisely shows how the human genome is more similar to chimpanzee and bonobo genomes than to the gorilla genome, he faced many hurdles – from combating the idea that a genome is a type of blueprint to the technical constraints of depicting the 3 million bases that comprise our genome. […]

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