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Monday is the day when we introduce the new Image of the Week for you to enjoy. It is also the day when bloggers, reinvigorated by the weekend, post a lot of awesome stuff!
Image of the Week #14, October 24, 2011: From: Science Art Scumble #26 by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic . Original source: Nobu Tamura After the “Artsy-Kraken” story hit the news the past couple of weeks, scientific illustrator and paleoartist Nobu Tamura sat down and drew this rendition of the ancient cephalopod tagging the ocean midden like a prehistoric Banksy-wannabe...
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