Schlieren texture of a liquid crystal nematic phase. What does that mean? This page will help explain.
Human anatomy explained as an allegory for astrology, or vice versa. From the collection of the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France.
A common dragonfly as seen in an uncommon way by Wikimedia Commons user "Aka."
This chart shows the universe as understood in 1660 – a solar system with a giant Earth at its center.
The so-called Bad Astronomer picked the top 10 astronomy pictures of 2007. Go and see them. They’re beautiful.
Found via Barbelith. More on the film is available at palebluefilms.com. Good Yule, fellow dot-fractions. Stay warm during this longest night.
Hexagonal dendrite snowflake as captured by the Electron Microscopy Unit of the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.
Polarization-microscope image of C-Phase liquid crystal, taken by Wikimedia Commons user "Minutemen."