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Written By: grant on June 1, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Compound flower with pollen no scale bar</i>, by Philippa Uwins

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Here, have a flower.

Up close. Colored in photoshop.

Found in the Wikimedia Commons.

Written By: grant on March 9, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Surface of a Western honeybee’s eye</i>, by Janice Carr and Connie Flowers.


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Gaze into the eye of the bee, and the colony gazes into you. This is not honeycomb, but the individual components (ommatidia) of a bee’s compound eye.

Full credit here is by Janice Carr (photo credit) and Connie Flowers, Pamela Munn (content provider), found on Asknature.org.

Written By: grant on November 9, 2012 No Comment

Nikon (through Wired) presents some of the most amazing windows onto the microscopic world ever seen:

Super-close-ups of garlic, snail fossils, stinging nettle, bat embryos, bone cancer and a ladybug are among the top images this year. The first place winner (above) shows the blood-brain barrier in a living zebrafish embryo, which Nikon believes [...]

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Written By: grant on September 30, 2012 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Tardigrade</i>


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Is it cute?

It’s a tardigrade, also known as a water bear. That’s a cute name. And they’re tiny, too, which is part of cuteness, usually. Less than a millimeter long.

But they’re also durable. You can zap them with gamma rays like the Hulk or send them through space [...]

Written By: grant on June 17, 2012 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Mysis2kils: Mysis Zooplankton</i> by Uwe Kils.

Dark field microscopy is the art of using indirect light to illuminate specimens under your microscope lens; because the light is indirect, it doesn’t shine into the microscope, and the specimen appears to be floating brilliantly against a night-black background.

Image via Wikimedia Commons, on which Uwe Kils has quite a few [...]

Written By: grant on April 1, 2012 No Comment
Science Art: <i>A red blood cell in a capillary, pancreatic tissue – TEM</i>, by Louisa Howard


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Happy blood. April fool blood. Pancreas blood. Turning sweetness to pep blood. Smiling blood.

Very, very enlarged blood.

Image from Wikimedia Commons.

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Written By: grant b on November 13, 2011 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Rust Mite,</i> Aceria anthocoptes, by Erbe, Pooley: USDA, ARS, EMU.


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This is a bug that, like Eeyore, eats thistles. Some call them “free living.” Others call them vagrants. Technically, I mean.

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Written By: grant b on August 21, 2011 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Misc Pollen</i>, by Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility.


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A bouquet of flowers, and one of the deadliest poisons known to humankind.

From the image’s Wikimedia Commons page:

Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower (Helianthus annuus), morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea), hollyhock (Sildalcea malviflora), lily (Lilium auratum), primrose (Oenothera fruticosa) and castor bean (Ricinus communis).

Hollyhocks and morning glories are [...]

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Written By: grant b on July 31, 2011 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Bulbi olfattorii</i>, by Camillio Golgi, 1875

From the mustachioed microscope-gazer who gave us the method (for staining specimens), the receptor (inside our tendons) and the bodies (inside our cells) comes a hypnotic look inside a dog’s nose.

As cited on Scientific Illustration (where I found this):

“This 1875 drawing of a dog’s olfactory bulb by

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