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This Google Dream Bot-Inspired Artwork Is Mind Blowing This Google Dream Bot-Inspired Artwork Is Mind Blowing

Last summer, the internet was overrun with six-eyed dog faces, human legs that are actually slugs, and other images reminiscent of the day you ate magic mushrooms and feverishly explored your kitchen floor. In fact, these were the dreams of an AI developed by Google. And it was only a matter of time before the…

How to Build a Globe From Scratch

Time, patience, time, dedication, and time are just a few of the things Peter Bellerby needed to found and subsequently operate Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, one of the only companies on Earth that still makes globes by hand.

Someone Made an Interactive Sculpture Out of Ferrofluid and it is Mesmerizing

Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid, invented by a NASA engineer in the 1960s, that has, in recent years, become a popular medium among scientifically inclined artists. Ferroflow is an interactive desktop sculpture that makes it possible to play with ferrofluid—needless to say, we want it.

This concept art from the Shuttle Program’s early days depicts two spacecraft and what looks like an early vision of an orbital outpost. This illustration comes from the archives of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, where you’ll find lots of “ideas that never flew...but might have led to other successful aircraft!”

The Whys, Wherefores, and Wonders of Mathematics The Whys, Wherefores, and Wonders of Mathematics

Check out this delightful video of math teacher Paul Lockhart—author of Measurement, "a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living"—waxing lyrical about the splendors of mathematics and mathematical thinking, and why "the mathematical question is always…

Isaac Newton's Rainbow Gaze, As Imagined By Mana Morimoto Isaac Newton's Rainbow Gaze, As Imagined By Mana Morimoto

Fiber artist Mana Morimoto adds colorful embroidery to a diverse range of media, including sculptures and concert tickets. This augmented etching of Isaac Newton (hit the jump for the full image) is one of our favorites. See more of Morimoto's work on Tumblr and Cargo Collective, or purchase prints on Society 6.

Science Photographer Reveals Beauty of the Microscopic World Science Photographer Reveals Beauty of the Microscopic World

Linden Gledhill is a photographer with a background in biochemistry, and lately, he's been using his scientific training to make the microscopic world look absolutely breathtaking.

Lose Yourself In The Captivating Kinetic Sculptures of Jennifer Townley 

Netherlands-based artist Jennifer Townley combines wood, metal, and electrical motors to build spellbinding mechanical creations.

For Dino Geeks, the Twitter #SciArt Storm Was Undeniably Awesome For Dino Geeks, the Twitter #SciArt Storm Was Undeniably Awesome

If you love both science and art, Twitter was a wonderful place to be last week.

Light As A Wave And A Particle In One Image For The First Time Light As A Wave And A Particle In One Image For The First Time

We've seen light as a wave, and we've seen light as a particle, but for the first time, we now have one image with light playing the role of both wave and particle at the same time.

These Are The Beautifully-Illustrated Last Moments Of Long-Dead Creatures These Are The Beautifully-Illustrated Last Moments Of Long-Dead Creatures

We can get a lot wrong when reconstructing how a creature lived in life from just its bones. Gustave Lavalette got around this problem by drawing the creatures how he found them in death.

The 19th-Century Artist Who Sketched Fossils In Their Death Poses The 19th-Century Artist Who Sketched Fossils In Their Death Poses

When scientists and technicians from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences were excavating Iguanodon and crocodile skeletons in Bernissart, artist Gustave Lavalette was commissioned to sketch the skeletons before they were removed from the ground.

How To: Build A World-Class Insect-Photography Rig For Under $6,000 How To: Build A World-Class Insect-Photography Rig For Under $6,000

Six thousand bucks is a lot of money, but it's small change compared to the price of many professional camera kits.

Gorgeous Banknotes Feature Flora, Fauna—And Skeletons Under UV Light Gorgeous Banknotes Feature Flora, Fauna—And Skeletons Under UV Light

For her Master's project, graphic designer Barbara Bernát created a fictional currency she calls the Hungarian Euro. Instead of people or monuments, the obverse and reverse of Bernat's notes feature beautiful illustrations of European animals and plants; beneath UV light, the skeletal anatomies of the former become…

Scientific Sushi Art Is The Best Sushi Art Scientific Sushi Art Is The Best Sushi Art

Japanese chef Takayo "Tama-cha" Kiyota uses carefully arranged food to create cross-sectional sushi-roll art. Her subjects include everything from popular iconography to Japanese demons, but I'm particularly impressed by the rolls with some scientific flair. This single roll depicts different stages of embryological…

The Beatles' "Across The Universe" Recreated With Sounds From Comet 67P The Beatles' "Across The Universe" Recreated With Sounds From Comet 67P

The accompanying music in this video by singer Andrew Huang was produced entirely from sounds of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as recorded by the Rosetta space probe's Plasma Consortium.

Honor Our Heroic Space Robots with These Beautiful Posters Honor Our Heroic Space Robots with These Beautiful Posters

The folks at Chop Shop are crowdfunding a series of posters dedicated to three of NASA's most awe-inspiring interplanetary robotic space missions: Voyager, Cassini/Huygens, and Curiosity.

There Is "Epic Movement" In A Water Drop There Is "Epic Movement" In A Water Drop

Directed and animated by artist Sharon Liu, Geronimo! is a whimsical, watercolor-illustrated reminder of the "epic movement we miss in every drop" of water. If you're familiar with the fluid mechanics of water droplets, you'll understand the reference; if you're not, it's high time you learned about coalescence…

Eleanor Lutz's Animated Guide To Breathing

Designer Eleanor Lutz is fast becoming one of our very favorite science-visualization artists. Her latest work provides a mesmerizing look at the weird and wonderful ways that animals breathe. (Did you know, for example, that grasshoppers have no lungs?)

The Art on These Endangered Species Stamps Is Incredible The Art on These Endangered Species Stamps Is Incredible

Since 1993, the United Nations has worked to increase global awareness of endangered species through a special set of commemorative postal stamps released each year. This year's set was released today, and features an array of 12 beautifully drawn endangered marine animals.

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