Science Art: Cultures of a destructive mold called Phomopsis, by USDA-ARS by Scott BauerClick to embiggen

Might look pretty in a dish, but you don’t want to find this on your crops – it’s bad news.

This image, taken by Scott Bauer, is from the USDA Agricultural Research Service library. That’s the same bunch of scientists who were told to stop communicating with the public now without a prior OK from Washington, as mentioned here. They’re the ones making sure our food is safe and our farms are productive – not usually a controversial field of research.

These are unusual times.