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Art

The Dense Microcosmic Worlds of Painter Robert S. Connett

The Dense Microcosmic Worlds of Painter Robert S. Connett

January 19, 2016

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Johnny Strategy

Since he was a child, Robert S. Connett was fascinated by nature. And not just any type of nature, but the tiny worlds that quietly exist without being discovered. They thrive under rocks and under microscopes and Connett was the kid who went out looking for them, bringing home everything from spiders and earwigs to snakes. This perhaps explains the self-taught painter’s equally fascinating worlds he conjures on a canvas, often in painstaking detail. More



Science

The Microbes on the Handprint of an 8-Year-Old After Playing Outside

The Microbes on the Handprint of an 8-Year-Old After Playing Outside

Jun.7.15

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Christopher

We all know our bodies are home to countless millions of bacteria and microorganisms, but without seeing them with our bare eyes it’s almost impossible to comprehend. This petri dish handprint created by Tasha Sturm of Cabrillo College, vividly illustrates the variety of bacteria found on her 8-year-old son’s hand after playing outdoors. The print itself represents several days of growth as different yeasts, fungi, and bacteria are allowed to incubate.
It’s safe to say almost everything you see growing in this specimen is harmless and in many cases even beneficial to a person’s immunity, but it just goes to show why we sometimes it’s good to wash our hands. More



Crafts Science

New Cross-Stitched Microbes and Germs by Alicia Watkins

New Cross-Stitched Microbes and Germs by Alicia Watkins

Mar.20.15

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Christopher

It’s been a year since we last stumbled onto these embroidered germs and microbes by Alicia Watkins (previously). Her comprehensive menagerie of microbial maladies has grown extensively. You can see much more in her shop. More



Art Photography Science

Contemporary Artistic Arrangements of Microscopic Diatoms by Klaus Kemp

Contemporary Artistic Arrangements of Microscopic Diatoms by Klaus Kemp

Sep.17.14

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Christopher

Ever since exploring slides of arranged diatoms earlier this year from the California Academy of Sciences, I was left with one small question: how? Diatoms are tiny single-cell algae encased in jewel-like shells that are among the smallest organisms on Earth of which there are an estimated 100,000 extant species. How does one go about finding, capturing, cleaning, organizing, and arranging these artistic displays that are so small they are measured in microns? More



Photography Science

A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times

A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times

Apr.30.14

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Christopher

You know when you’re horsing around at the beach and accidentally swallow a nasty gulp of salt water? Well I hate to break it to you but that foul taste wasn’t just salt. Photographer David Littschwager captured this amazing shot of a single drop of seawater magnified 25 times to reveal an entire ecosystem of crab larva, diatoms, bacteria, fish eggs, zooplankton, and even worms. Read more about what you probably don’t want to know at Dive Shield. More



Crafts Science

Cross-Stitched Germs and Microbes

Cross-Stitched Germs and Microbes

Mar.18.14

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Christopher

I’m loving these cross-stitched germs, microbes and other super tiny things by Alicia Watkins over at Watty’s Wall Stuff. The pieces are available a la carte, in sets, or as DIY patterns. (via This Isn’t Happiness) More