From the massively creative XVIVO team comes another animation. These guys are the real deal. Mind blowing work! jtotheizzoe: OK, so yesterday I promised a special treat for those of you who love the now-famous Inner Life of the Cell video. Here it is! The Harvard University team behind that video has created a new animation highlighting the powerhouse of the cell, the mitochondria. If you...
This is a news website article about a scientific... →
ESA - ESOC - Space debris: evolution in pictures →
This image from the European Space Agency of the space debris surrounding the earth is a beautiful and powerful depiction. But it also brings to the fore an issue that we, as scientific communicators, are constantly grappling with. That is, the balance between absolute truth in a diagram and transmitting a complex concept to the viewer in a meaningful, intuitive way. The caption for this image...
NASA Teams Up With Flickr to Share Historic Image... →
itsfullofstars: Thanks for the link, jonjohns65!
A petition for scientists and clearly BY... →
Ok, forgive the activist website for a moment (I promise there is no ulterior motive aside from showing you bad design!!!!!!!!!!) and take a look at this petition. I’m chuckling to myself that they titled it “Scientist Statement” because it was clearly not designed by anyone other than a scientist. How do you like that grey box in the middle of the page that intersects ten lines...
ROGUE WAVE! →
Sweet, sweet NASA →
NASA’s image library never ceases to amaze me. There’s nothing that captures the imagination quite like extraterrestrial images. <caption>A high resolution topographic map of the moon by NASA/LRO/LOLA/GSFC/MIT/Brown</caption> This image of the craters on the moon are a stark reminder that we are constantly being bombarded by space debris. That in itself is mind...
Impressive Interactive Dinosaur Graphic →
This site has a great interactive dinosaur graphic. Anyone know how it’s done?
The Scientist and the Journalist Can Be Friends |... →
New book on how to communicate science to the public! It’s called Escape from the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron. This review in Miller-McCune sounds great. I’m running out to buy it this second. Will let you know how it is.
From the Stacks: California Academy of Sciences →
Beautiful, old-school scientific illustrations. This is the kind of drawing that inspired me to enter the field…
Hurricane Earl Clears Beaches of All but Surfers -... →