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Why More Scientists Are Needed in the Public Square

The president of one of the country's leading research university systems argues that the academic community has to make sure researchers and scientists engage with the general public

October 13, 2015 — Janet Napolitano President, University of California and The Conversation US

The Rhombus Bombus

While I often share fairly realistic, illustrative art sometimes a more abstracted piece just smacks you in the forehead like an impatient bumblebee.  The Rhombus Bombus by David Orr is exactly that type of piece. ...

October 6, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
Curiously Feathered Dinosaurs

Curiously Feathered Dinosaurs

Scientifically there can be so much  wrong , but artistically so much  wonderful . Kaitlin Beckett of A Curious Bestiary has done it again, this time with some anthropomorphic skeletal dinosaurs who have attached feathers to their bony frames using scotch tape and wire. ...

September 29, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

A Voice Has Presence

I love a good visual metaphor.  Even in an age where everything can be recorded, we are used to thinking of voices as somewhat ephermeral, fleeting. Painter Angela He (a.k.a...

September 27, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
A Science Illustrator's Legacy

A Science Illustrator's Legacy

As a founding member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Carolyn Gast's legacy reaches far beyond the dusty stacks that house her spectacular illustrations.

September 24, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What Makes a Prodigy?

Insights from psychology into the origins of extreme ability

September 22, 2015 — David Z. Hambrick
Tiny Metaphors for an Ever-Changing World

Tiny Metaphors for an Ever-Changing World

Delicate sculptures of fallen leaves crocheted together with cotton string are a sobering reminder of our greatest architectural feats' impermanence.

September 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
The Humble Art of Sketching

The Humble Art of Sketching

Though many science artists work in digital media these days, there is still no getting around the fact that the better their foundational drawing skills are, the better artists they are...

September 11, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
It's Like a Labor Day Fable

It's Like a Labor Day Fable

It's like a Labour Day fable.   Few artists could be more important to what this day stands for than Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. Let's take a look at how science and technology appear in a famously destroyed and re-created painting...

September 7, 2015 — Glendon Mellow
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