The art of science and the science of art.

  • Hell on the Coral Reef

    Hell on the Coral Reef

    By Glendon Mellow | June 30, 2015 |

    In a unique stylistic choice in the history of fine art, angsty Symbolist painter Jean Delville chose to depict an allegorical Satan dominating his treasured souls while standing on a coral reef.  The painting, The Treasures of Satan (Les Trésors de Satan, 1895, oil on canvas), makes a choice that appears as almost a type of early fan fiction, or what-if to modern eyes. […]

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  • Is the Next Antibiotic Just Sitting on a Shelf?

    Is the Next Antibiotic Just Sitting on a Shelf?

    By Katie McKissick | June 22, 2015 |

    I recently did a comic for a non-profit called CO-ADD . Based at the University of Queensland in Australia, this effort asks chemists to send in compounds they’ve developed, and for free, CO-ADD will screen them for antibiotic properties. And if they do find an effective antibiotic, the researcher still retains ownership. […]

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  • It's Pollinators Week!

    It's Pollinators Week!

    By Katie McKissick | June 16, 2015 |

    I found out yesterday that it's Pollinators Week ! I had no idea. I need a calendar of science and nature days, weeks, and months. This must exist somewhere on the internet... but that's another post right there. Pollinators Week celebrates the bees, birds, butterflies, and bats for their wonderful alliteration as well as their pollinating roles. […]

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  • Support PaleoArt with the Jurassic World Challenge

    Support PaleoArt with the Jurassic World Challenge

    By Glendon Mellow | June 10, 2015 |

    Dinosaurs are as electrifying to the public as they have ever been, and the revival of the the Jurassic Park movies with director Colin Trevorrow's  Jurassic World  is a lightning rod.  People love 'em - and hopefully museums around the world will see a surge in attendence following the Jurassic World's release. […]

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  • Attack of the Bot Followers

    Attack of the Bot Followers

    By Glendon Mellow | June 3, 2015 |

    You're looking around on Twitter. There's an account that piques your interest: someone tweeting about quasars and Miami municipal politics, say. Or the dreamy paintings of Belgian Symbolist Fernand Khnopff and a smattering of amateur topiary photos. […]

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  • Brachiosaurs at Dusk

    Brachiosaurs at Dusk

    By Glendon Mellow | May 31, 2015 |

    Paleoartists like muralist-illustrator Stevie Moore are not only enabling us to see dinosaurs anatomically correctly; they are also giving us magnificent visions of these animals living within the full beauty of nature. I don't know if I will ever tire of seeing dinosaurs and other extinct animals in the full variety of lighting that the sky has to offer. […]

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  • Learning Anatomy with Candy

    Learning Anatomy with Candy

    By Katie McKissick | May 31, 2015 |

    Glasgow University medical student Michael McCormick is making sweet diagrams of organs, tissues, and molecules out of candies, cookies, and fruit. He shares his creations with the world on Instagram as candyanatomy .   "Aero-Oli" #CandyAnatomy #candycopyright #medschool #anatomy #aero Follow: @candyanatomy A photo posted by @candyanatomy on Mar 16, 2015 at 4:23am PDT   In the trenches of medical school, McCormick found himself finding study inspiration in everyday objects, noticing how a fried egg candy looked like a cell, for instance. […]

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  • Wrapped in the World

    Wrapped in the World

    By Glendon Mellow | May 30, 2015 |

    Céline Semaan of Slow Factory has  teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund  to to launch  Petit Atlas , a sustainable clothing collection inspired by images of the Earth itself. Using NASA satellite imagery, the collection features traditionally-dyed silk of islands, a phytoplankton bloom and even a volcano, all seen from space. […]

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  • Science Hobbies

    Science Hobbies

    By Katie McKissick | May 19, 2015 |

    I recently got a job at NASA writing content for students on websites like  Space Place . Luckily for me, astronomy is one of the easiest subjects to get people excited about. I mean, who doesn't like outer space and stars and comets and asteroids and—there is so much cool stuff! […]

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  • Feathered Dinosaurs on Post-it Notes

    By Glendon Mellow | May 7, 2015 |

    Yi qi (C) Talcott Starr Sometimes, the pathway to a new idea becoming universally accepted requires a steady stream of little nudges, small pebbles thrown into the lake. Plink plink plink. Throw enough, and one day there’ll be an island of knowledge. […]

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