Pine in Rain, 1938
There are seven billion languages in the world — because everyone has their own. - Michael Lipsey
Italian-based twin brother design team (who go by the nom de guerre) Van Orton Design created a hit recently with their latest project of stained-glass style movie posters. Digitally composing the images using iconic characters and scenes from each film, Van Orton … Continue reading
Kevin Cooley creates Controlled Burns, a series of striking images that showcase swirling and imposing clouds of black, white, and gray smoke. Inspired by the communicative purpose of smoke signals during Papal conclave, the series focuses on ideas and actions … Continue reading
Heartbeat of a 2-day-old zebrafish
From the spots on a cheetah to the long neck of an ostrich, it takes just one trip to the zoo to realize animals come in different shapes and sizes. Though animals can develop in phenomenally different ways, the genes that encode for development are surprisingly similar. How can similar genes bring about such variety? To answer this, scientists turn to model organisms like zebrafish to understand its development from all aspects: genes, molecules, cells, tissues, environment, etc. This video of a zebrafish heartbeat was taken to understand how a single-celled embryo divides and changes to make cells important for the diversity within and around us.
Image by Fengzhu Xiong, Harvard Medical School.
Symbiosis between liverworts and cyanobacteria
Nitrogen is required for assembling the basic building blocks of life, but the nitrogen in the atmosphere is essentially inert and cannot react with other compounds to form new substances. In order to use nitrogen, plants rely on a close relationship with cyanobacteria, a type of bacteria that transforms atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form. In this high-magnification image, long and stringy cyanobacteria can be seen associating with a leafy liverwort.
Image by Magdalena Turzanska, University of Wroclaw.
Oakdale, California, USA
Nerve and muscle thin section
Sometimes I think I must be missing out, not going to bars and parties half-clothed and taking a bunch of hot pics and getting drunk every weekend.
But then I’d miss out on chilling out at home with my cats and tea and unfashionable pyjamas.
And anyway, I have calculus homework to do.
For the twenty years I worked on Wall Street I subscribed to the Financial Times, one of my favorite papers.
Once a month the weekend edition comes with a large glossy supplement called “How to Spend It.” The target audience is those with so much excess that they can’t…