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Want to find more artists, ScienceOnline?

Science-inspired art is on the rise. There are more scientific illustrators, fine artists, cartoonists, photographers, and visual-science people at ScienceOnline this year than ever before.

January 31, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

The beauty of sewage

Microbiologists might comprise the vast majority of people who get excited about sewage and other putrid-smelling places. A sample of activated sludge or a treatment pond make wonderful presents for bacteriologists and protistologists alike.

January 31, 2013 — Psi Wavefunction

Housekeeping note on comments

Over the past month or so, I've been pleased to see the number of comments grow on my posts. I want my posts to spark discussion, because I don't have all the answers when I write an article.

January 31, 2013 — David Wogan

Born-Again Textbooks

I push my way through the dense crowd, bumping and nudging and apologizing as I move. When I finally emerge from the gaggle of fans, there he is, sitting quietly in a corner chair at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

January 31, 2013 — Megan Scudellari

Kermadec Trench: The deep-water womble

1st officer Steve Bailey (L) and Alan Jamieson (R) showing off the large cusk eels caught in the new legendary ‘big trap’ (back left). Photo courtesy of NIWA/University of Aberdeen, UK.

January 31, 2013 — Alan Jamieson

New Zealand Farmer Helps Save Rare Penguin from Extinction

One of the world's smallest penguins has nearly doubled the size of its population in the past decade and much of the credit is due to the farmer who owns the land where many of the penguins breed.White-flippered penguins ( Eudyptula albosignata ), also known as korora, are endemic to the Canterbury region of New Zealand, where the birds have just two major breeding sites, remote Motunau Island and the volcanic headlands of the Banks Peninsula.

January 30, 2013 — John R. Platt

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