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Invisible Forces Vibrate and Quiver within Elaborately Constructed Fields of Magnets

 Design Science #magnets #physics #sound #video July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert  Elaborately configured grids and systems capitalize on the immense power of neodymium magnets to visualize the invisible. A new collaborative video from Magnet Tricks and Magnetic Games demonstrates how shifting a single element can set an entire design in motion, prompting each …

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In ‘Extinct and Endangered,’ Photographer Levon Biss Magnifies the Potential Loss of Insects Around the Globe

 Photography Science #bees #butterflies #climate crisis #insects #macro June 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Madeira brimstone. All images © Levon Biss, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, shared with permission Despite existing on separate continents thousands of miles apart, the Madeira brimstone and giant Patagonian bumblebee are experiencing similar hardships. The former, which …

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Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

 Photography Science #bioluminescence #climate #conservation #insects #nature #video #wildlife May 23, 2022 Kate Mothes In many parts of the world, a warm summer evening sets the stage for a familiar sight: the lightning bug. Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, these winged beetles are able to generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen …

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A Vibrant Coral Ecosystem of Thousands of Crocheted Sculptures Confronts the Climate Crisis

 Art Craft Science #climate crisis #coral #crochet #fiber art #sculpture May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Detail of “Baden-Baden Satellite Reef.” All images courtesy of Museum Frieder Burda, shared with permission A new report released this week by an Australian agency says that the 1,400-mile Great Barrier Reef has undergone its sixth mass bleaching. About …

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Scientists Uncover a New Deep-Sea Crown Jellyfish Species with Dozens of Coiled Tentacles

 Science #animals #jellyfish #oceans #video May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert  Curled tentacles, soft spikes, and an unusually large, translucent bell distinguish a newly discovered species of jellyfish. The uncommon A. Reynoldsi became the subject of study for scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (previously) earlier this year when one of the …

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The Moon Sways Through Its Phases in an Incredible Timelapse Made from Over 2 Million Images

 Photography Science #moon #timelapse April 1, 2022 Kate Mothes In lunar astronomy, a phenomenon known as libration is the perception that the Moon is wavering or swaying in the sky when viewed from Earth. Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy (previously) wanted to record this fascinating occurrence in high resolution to emphasize the changes in light and …

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Underwater Footage Captures a Graceful Whale Shark Swimming Through the Gulf of Thailand

 Science #fish #sharks #underwater #video March 25, 2022 Grace Ebert  Underwater footage from a dive off the coast of KoTao opens on the spotted body of a whale shark. Documented by a small team from Aquatic Images on two excursions, the giant, slow-moving creature is shown gliding gracefully through the Gulf of Thailand …

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Scientists Discover a New Psychedelic Fish Species with Brilliant Rainbow Scales

 Science #fish March 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Yi-Kai Tea, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences, shared with permission Scientists off the coast of the Maldives uncovered a new fish species that’s a bold pop of color in comparison to its shadowy twilight zone habitat. The aptly named rose-veiled fairy wrasse, or …

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In ‘Glass Microbiology,’ Sculptures Explore the Science Behind Modeling Viruses and Bacteria

 Art Science #COVID-19 #glass #sculpture February 25, 2022 Grace Ebert T4 Bacteriophage 2011. All photographs © Luke Jerram, shared with permission Digital models of bacteria and viruses are essential for scientists communicating vital health information to the broader public. Paired with news articles and government guidelines, the depictions offer powerful visuals for otherwise invisible …

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Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants

 History Illustration Science #botany #drawing #plants #roots January 10, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Wageningen University & Research It’s generally understood that terrestrial plant life evolved from algae, one key to its successful adaptation being roots that sprawled underground to absorb important nutrients and water. Billions of years later, the fibrous networks …

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