In their book Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science, Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine professors Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue and Norman Barker collected about a hundred photographs taken by over 60 medical scientists who used imagining technology such as spectral karyotyping and scanning electron microscopy. HIV, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Hepatits B and cirrhosis of the […]
Take a cold, hard look at the picture. Yep, that’s what a stress molecule looks like; or to be more precise, that’s what the 3D structure of the protein receptor that mediates our fallible response to stress looks like. The detailed structure was captured by a bunch of researchers from a drug company using an […]
Daniel Martin Diaz’s artwork belongs in two places: a place of worship and a place of study. This past year, a Kickstarter was set in place to fund the creation of his new book, Soul Of Science. Within these pages are the illustrations of scientific observation and mystical experience. Blending the lines of theory and […]
For all the unpredictable challenges get thrown in the way of astronauts as they zip off into outer space in the direction of Mars, the word is out that boredom is one of the biggest threats to a manned Mars mission.
Created by IBM, A Boy and His Atom is made completely from atoms – the smallest particles from any element in the universe. Probably not the most captivating plot line, but definitely a interesting concept. This movie holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest stop-motion ever made and can only be seen when magnified […]
These surreal images are microscopic photographs of various plants, taken by Dr. Fernan Federici. Federici is a renowned molecular geneticist and award-winning microscopist who takes amazing photographs of plants at the cellular level. These vibrant and detailed photographs show just how intricate and beautiful nature really is.
Fish don’t make great friends. Well, particularly the ones of the twospot astyanax variety. Robert Young from the University of Salford and Vinícius Goulart from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, were investigating how to deter fish from getting into the machinery when they made this accidental finding.
Really, PopSci writer Shaunacy Terro had us at ‘Tropical Moths Fight Bats With Blasts Of Ultrasound From Their Genitals’. The headline says it all better than we can. The hawk moth is this particular bat-offensive species and somehow, the ultrasounds defend them against bats — whether by startling the bats away in a language they […]
One of these days, science tells us, people won’t need teeth, they’ll grow pufferfish-like beaks instead. At least that’s what a biologist at Sheffield University believes. According to Dr Gareth Fraser, humans might just evolve to grow beaks — not unlike the ones sported by pufferfish — which are ‘far more robust and practical.’ How […]
Which is worse for you, Soda or Meth? I know what my mum would say. But what does science have to say? According to a recent case study publicized in an issue of General Dentistry, Soda may actually be worse for you. Think about it. It rots your teeth, similar to the side-effects of Meth. But it also […]
To raise money for the small Arkyd 100 space telescope via Kickstarter, three guys are offering you the chance to have a high resolution “selfie” photo with the earth in the background. Just pay the money and upload a photo of yourself. It’ll then be displayed on the Arkyd and the shot will be taken with our planet […]
Some inventors enjoy fame and glory. They become celebrities in their own right and go down in the history books as heroes. Well, that’s the goal, anyway. But there’s a whole collection of inventors who went down with their ships. Take Franz Reichelt, for example. This French tailor was testing his brand-new parachute invention by jumping […]
Cockroaches, apparently, are evolving so quickly, they’re skirting around sugar like the plague. Blame us humans for trying the same trick one time too many with sugar traps. This revelation came about when a team of scientists from North Carolina State University’s recently study on a strain of European roaches had them observed the roaches […]
Collagist and book artist Lynn Skordal has a fantastic collage series, Scientific Re-Illustration, where prim and proper Victorian figures find their way into the droll world of detailed scientific illustrations. It’s all deliberately absurd and simply hilarious.
Kapil Bhagat created a whole series of these fantastic minimalist scientist posters for India’s National Science Day. Less is more, especially when it comes to poster design. But the key to keeping a minimalist poster from being boring is creating a little joke or pun. The “aha!” moment is when people fall in love with the design and Bhagat […]