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How I Reconciled My Love for Art and Science

In college in the 1990s, I suffered an identity crisis. Was I a scientist or an artist? I loved the clarity and order inherent to the scientific process; ask questions, set up methodologies, collect data, analyze...

January 7, 2014 — Jen Christiansen
Happiness on a Chain: Is That An Oxymoron?

Happiness on a Chain: Is That An Oxymoron?

Scientists are, in general, a rebellious bunch. But Raven Hanna, the brains behind Made With Molecules, may be more rebellious than most. After completing a PhD in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale and doing a post-doc at UC Berkeley, she left the well-trodden path to the Ivory Tower to live off the grid and [...]..

December 13, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

SciArt on the Scene in Nov/Dec. 2013

Ahhh, fall. Time to look for more indoor activities. And aren’t you lucky? Here’s a list of sciart exhibits that will warm your heart while you warm your toes.

October 30, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Human Cheese and the Microbial Superhighway

Selfmade: Making Cheese on the Microbial Superhighway

Cheese is a fascinating model for studying the intersection of human and microbial cultures. My project with Sissel Tolaas explores these connections through the process of making cheese using microbes sampled from the human body...

October 28, 2013 — Christina Agapakis
There’s Darwin’s Fungus!

There’s Darwin’s Fungus!

Last winter I wrote a post called “Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls” about a fungus called Cyttaria that Darwin collected during his journey on the Beagle.

October 24, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

A Mosaic of September SciArt Glory

How many times do you have to do something before it is considered tradition? Last year, Glendon had the excellent idea to post a different #sciart image each day in the month of September...

October 1, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Are You A Mammal? Standardized Test

Hannah Bonner is an illustrator who is creating an empire of informative, entertaining kids’ books about paleontology. They remind me of The Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole: real science conveyed with a wacky sense of humor...

September 27, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Stunning Live Visual Effects in Box

Wow. This is the most awesome thing I saw yesterday, even though I watched – and enjoyed – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This short video entitled, “Box,” packed a bigger punch in five minutes than Joss Whedon and ABC did in an hour...

September 25, 2013 — Brian Malow
Unfeathered for All the World to See

Unfeathered for All the World to See

One of the most astonishing illustrated books to come out this year is the work of Katrina van Grouw, an ornithologist and fine artist who counts taxidermy among her eclectic skills.

September 19, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer

By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me...

September 15, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Road Kill So Perty You Can Bring It Home To Ma

Road Kill So Perty You Can Bring It Home To Ma

Most people swerve around road kill in hopes of avoiding the gore, or worse, the dreaded thwump that indicates you added your treadmarks to the list of said road kill’s insults.

September 13, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders

Why Education Needs More Radioactive Spiders

Education needs more radioactive spiders. Stay with me. Remember Peter Parker? His childhood wasn’t easy. Both of his parents– Richard and Mary– were killed on a mission as double agents...

September 9, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman
The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in Sept/Oct 2013

The SciArt Buzz: ScienceArt on Exhibit in Sept/Oct 2013

Summer may be coming to a close, but there are buckets of good science art exhibitions opening at venues near YOU! EXHIBITS: NORTHEAST REGION SENSING CHANGE July 1, 2013 – May 2, 2014 Chemical Heritage Foundation Gallery 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA Sensing Change, an initiative of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, invites us to explore [...]..

August 29, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Web Comics Splash with Color Thanks to an Unlikely iPhone Programmer (Q&A)

It only took a few days for Boudewjin Pelt to develop the software tools that digital artists like Jeff Zugale, co-author of the Webcomic Not Invented Here, now call “indispensable.” The tools, which Pelt posted online for free in 2004, gave digital artists the ability to color their artwork with just a few clicks of [...]..

August 2, 2013 — Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Visual beings: meet Symbiartic

Visual beings: meet Symbiartic

If you're old enough to remember when people actually read paper newspapers, you might remember when The New York Times switched from a black and white newspaper to a color newspaper.

July 5, 2011 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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