Science Art: The normal conduction system of the heart, by Rob Kreuger.

Scientific illustration of human anatomy; The normal conduction system of the heart, by Rob Kreuger

Just looking at heart pictures. No reason.

Nice when they work right.

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

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Science Art: Warming Stripes for Scotland from 1884-2018, from #ShowYourStripes, University of Reading's Institute for Environmental Analytics.

Scientific Illustration of a warming Scotland, from #ShowYourStripes data visualization projectClick to embiggen

This how much the average temperature in Scotland has changed, year over year, since 1884. The white stripes represent the average temperature in Scotland between 1971 and 2000. Blue is colder than that average, and red is warmer.

University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins came up with these data visualizations for every country in the world – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – with plenty of little sub-sections for different cities, states and regions (Stockholm vs a…

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SONG: Adria

SONG: “Adria”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Science, 6 September 2019, “Geologists uncover history of lost continent buried beneath Europe,” as used in the post “
Geologists explore a lost continent hidden under Southern Europe.

I really like the way the music part of this song came together, even though (or maybe because) it sounds an awful lot like a song that I’ve really liked for more than 15 years. It’s not identical, but on reflection a little too George-Harrison-singing-“…

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Science Art: Lower Bagshot Clays, Nr. Wareham, 1868

Scientific Illustration of a geological sample, from On the Disposition of Iron in Variegated Strata, an image of iron in clay.

An image from an 1868 book, On the Disposition of Iron in Variegated Strata, which was the subject of a collection in the Public Domain Review.

The geometry of this geology is marvelous. I think I want all the book’s color plates as ceramic tiles.

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Science Art: From Theosophia Practica, by Johann Georg Gichtel, 1696

Scientific Illustration by Johann Georg Gichtel, of the human body - an alchemical viewClick to embiggen

A secret body around our visible body, from the 1600s. A subtle anatomy. Planetary correspondences. This is where we get the idea of organ systems from, really. Trying to find the correspondences between the things we can’t see.

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Your cat really does love you.

26 September 2019 grant 0

Or so PopSci would have you believe. That’s their take on behaviorist Kristyn Vitale’s Oregon State University study of the bonding styles of cats: Both […]