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Electrons are Frustrating

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This concludes my very first go at SciArt Blitz! What a crazy month it has been here at Symbiartic. So many great science artists, illustrators, comics, and artisans. I’m so happy that I’m part of this visual science communication community!

To wrap up my part of this month’s Blitz, I will share with you one of my recent comics about electrons and how maddeningly vague they are at times. Can’t they just follow the rules of physics as we experience them? Sigh. I guess not.

Seriously, electron. You are such a pill. Cut it out.

Katie McKissick About the Author: Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. Her work can be found at Follow on Twitter @beatricebiology.

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  1. 1. 2:08 pm 10/1/2013

    ha! Love it.

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  2. 2. klondikejack 2:43 pm 10/1/2013

    This person is a bit confused. The electron can tell you “I was exactly where you measured me to be!” but given no additional information, all YOU can guess is the range of possible places you might find it (and their likelihood).

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  3. 3. Satya Narayan Tiwary 11:12 am 10/2/2013

    Electron is frustrating is interesting. I love it.

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