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Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Image of the Week

Tragically Beautiful

Tragically Beautiful

Source: ScienceArt On View in March/April 2014 on Symbiartic Populations of frogs, salamanders and other amphibians are rapidly declining worldwide, and those that remain are increasingly falling victim to environmental pollutants that cause deformities such as extra limbs and ambiguous sexual organs.

March 12, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Tiny Drifters

Tiny Drifters

Image by Richard Kirby; used with permission.   Source: A Closer Look at a Tiny, Floating Horde Richard Kirby takes stunning photographs of the tiny planktonic babies of many species of marine animals and just released a short film called Ocean Drifters, narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough.

February 3, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Inside Our Pets

  Last week atSymbiartic, Katie McKissick introduced us to some of our furry friends’ interiors withBeautiful on the Inside. Featuring X-rays of a dog, cat, ferret, and guinea pig, she gave us a glimpse into the inner workings of man(and woman!)’s best friends.

January 27, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

A New Understanding of AIDS

From: Now We Know How HIV Causes AIDS Nearly 33 years after clinicians first reported AIDS, we are still learning how HIV leads to the immune system destruction that characterizes AIDS.

January 20, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Dynamic Grace from Static Fossils

Tiktaalik reconstruction Kalliopi Monoyios   From: Scientists Discover the Very First Hipster Source: Kalliopi Monoyios While photography is often the preferred way to document scientific phenomena, there’s an area where scientific illustration rules: the fossil record.

January 16, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Painting the Air

Painting the Air

  From: My best photographs of 2013 Source: Alex Wild As a painter, one of the challenges I face is pushing the paint around until it resembles real life.

January 7, 2014 — Glendon Mellow
Freezing, Boiling, Dehydration and Starvation

Freezing, Boiling, Dehydration and Starvation

  From: Why Life Does Not Really Exist by Ferris Jabr at Brainwaves Source: Goldstein Lab on Flickr Tardigrades are among the most hardy creatures on earth.

December 10, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles

Vaccinate! Do it for the testicles

Katie McKissick’s Guide to Forgotten Diseases:   From: Guide to Forgotten Diseases by Katie McKissick at Symbiartic. Source: Katie McKissick As the third part of the Symbiartic science-and-art-smushed-together triumvirate, Katie McKissick often deals with real science and important issues with humor and her frickin’ funny artwork.

November 25, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Skeletons of Light

Skeletons of Light

From: Tripping the Light Fantastic: Artists Paint With Light by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics Source: Janne Parvianen Light painting is a 125-year-old art form where long exposure cameras capture the path of light, rending a sometimes other-worldly image.

November 6, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Drown Your Town

Drown Your Town

From: Drown Your Town: what does your hometown look like with sea level rise? by David Wogan at Plugged In. Source: Andrew David Thaler Amid a couple of harrowing weeks in the science blogging community, a madcap and dastardly plan was hatched by the Southern Fried Scientist, Andrew David Thaler.

October 24, 2013 — Glendon Mellow

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