Higgs Boson illustrations by Zim and Zou for Le Monde magazine. Click on the images to see their captions.
Artist Nike Savvas transforms mathematic formulas into beautiful sculptures.
The extra-special key ingredient to make this tasty brain dish work is “perspective”.
Also, I’m gonna go ahead and throw out the word “Spirograph”
Scanning electron micrographs of diatoms, microscopic algae that form the base of the food chain and produce 20% of Earth’s oxygen.
The beautiful base of the pyramid of biology, feeding our air, land and life.
Aaron Ansarov photographs Portuguese man-of-war by placing them on a makeshift light table to capture their translucence. He then mirrors them in Photoshop, resulting in something he describes as “nature’s Rorschach test”.
Glass sculptures and installations by Susan Liebold
NGC 3372, The Eta Carina Nebula
People ask to see stars - my camera does its best in dim light. Our atmosphere glows in the dark.
I’m not a bad dresser by any means (I mean, just check out my stunning wardrobe in the IOTBS YouTube vids), but I’ve certainly never been called a “fashion guru”.
That being said, I think I know good stuff when I see it. And these pants from Shenova Fashion on Etsy are awesome. As is most of the other stuff in the shop. Honestly, if I saw anyone wearing those neuron/retina leggings, I would walk up and high-five you without warning, because they would be incontrovertible proof of your awesomeness. I would high-five the pants, too, but I don’t think that would come across quite like I intend.
I believe this is where you say “Shut up and take my money”.
Let’s have a little round-up … what other cool science-fashion have you seen out there?
Celestial Monsters by Chris Keegan
The thrill of outer space is that we really just have no goddamned clue what’s out there. Aliens? Sentient planets? Intergalactic space police? Probably all of these, plus unfathomably more bizarre creations we couldn’t possibly produce with our earthly imaginations. Chris Keegan took a pretty good stab at it though, manipulating images from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory of floating space debris and vast, lightyears-spanning nebule into dark and majestic forms, surely just an echo of the monolithic entities just beyond our telescopic grasp…
Terrifying Volcanic Lightning Photographed by Martin Rietze
Fun Fact: I also want to be a Vulcanologist. =))
The DNA Replication Complex, an assembly of proteins that synthesizes new DNA before cell division. It consists of Helicase, Primase, Single-strand binding proteins, and DNA polymerase III. Because DNA strands can only be copied in one direction, the complex must pull out loops of one strand and replicate it in fragments. At this moment there are hundreds of trillions of these molecular machines in constant activity within your body.
In humans, this process is happening at the staggering speed of 3,000 DNA bases per minute. And in bacteria? Would you believe 30,000 bases per minute?!? That’s 500 nucleotides per second!!!
Image by Fernan Federici, PJ Steiner, Tim Rudge, and Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge.
While the city of Venice fights a battle against the sea, the Venetian lagoon fights a different battle with invasive algae. This map by Christopher Christophi shows algae growth around the islands of the lagoon, 2011