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.

ABSTRACT:
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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Music Brain.

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Science News rhapsodizes over Johns Hopkins research into what happens in musicians’ brains that makes the music happen: “What we think is happening is that […]

Long life. Little women.

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New Scientist reports on geneticists who might have isolated the specific genes for longevity: [T]he [Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University] team… identified […]

Is it the munchies?

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Medicinenet has a real downer of a report, dude. Stoners are more likely to contract severe gum disease: After controlling for other risk factors for […]

Light from Salmon what???

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Endgadget is freaking out over a joint University of Cincinnati/Air Force breakthrough creating an environmentally friendly light source, called BioLEDs, out of salmon sperm: The […]

15 Tiny Pictures.

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The Guardian is featuring an incredible slideshow of the Wellcome Image Awards 2008. Go, look, be awed.

Catepillars Remember.

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More poetry from New Scientist, reporting on Georgetown University research into the memory of butterflies: Seventy-eight percent of the caterpillars that were shocked directly after […]

It’s Full of Holes.

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Discover reports on a new bicycle frame that’s stronger than titanium, steel, carbon composites or aluminum. It’s lighter, too – because it’s full of holes: […]

Eat Whale?

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The Reuters Environment Desk had a doozy of a story recently on how Norwegian lobbyists want us to eat whale to save the planet: The […]