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Tainted with Manufactured Objects, Slime Molds and Spores Grow Into Unnaturally Striking Compositions

 Photography Science #fungi #mold September 24, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Dasha Plesen, shared with permission Moscow-based artist and mold enthusiast Daria Fedorova intervenes in natural decomposition processes, accentuating textures and colors and pushing the boundaries of science and art. The artist, who works as Dasha Plesen, laces petri dishes with various bacterias …

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A Spectacularly Colorful Shot of an Oak Leaf Tops Nikon’s 2021 Photomicrography Competition

 Photography Science #animals #contests #fungi #plants September 13, 2021 Grace Ebert By Jason Kirk, trichome (white appendages) and stomata (purple pores) on a southern live oak leaf. All images coutesy of Nikon Small World, shared with permission Unless they were under a microscope, it would be difficult to see the shimmery barbs of a …

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A Short Film Dives into the 15-Year Process Behind the Documentary ‘Fantastic Fungi’

 Documentary Photography Science #film #mushrooms #nature #plants #timelapse #video September 1, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] We shared footage of the mesmerizing mycelium networks pulsing underneath our feet back in 2019 to mark the opening of Louie Schwartzberg’s Fantastic Fungi, and now the dedicated director takes viewers behind the scenes to show his painstaking …

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Striking Macro Photos by Levon Biss Crack Open Dried Seeds to Reveal Their Gnarly Insides

 Food Photography Science #books #fruit #macro #seeds August 24, 2021 Grace Ebert Coco de Mer. All images © Levon Biss, shared with permission Within the vast collections of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a trove of dried specimens that once were juicy seeds and fruits primed for reproduction. Now gnarled, fractured, and blanketed …

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A Dive 2,300 Feet into the Atlantic Ocean Uncovers a New Bright Red Jellyfish Species

 Photography Science #jellyfish #oceans #video August 12, 2021 Grace Ebert This beautiful red jellyfish in the genus Poralia may be an undescribed species. It was seen during the third transect of Dive 20 of the 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones expedition, at a depth of 700 meters (2,297 feet). Image courtesy of NOAA Ocean …

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Brilliant Solar Flares and the Northern Lights Appear in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Shortlist

 Photography Science #astronomy #contests #space #stars #sun August 2, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Magnetic Field of our Active Sun” by Andrew McCarthy. All images courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich, shared with permission A trippy shot of the psychedelic California Nebula, a panorama of the Milky Way sprawling above French lavender crops, and a phenomenal …

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A Scorpion and Her Babies Emit a Fluorescent Blue and Purple Glow Under UV Light

 Science #animals #light #video July 26, 2021 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Artist Sarah Folts explores the vast world of insects and arachnids, and she recently captured extraordinary footage of an unusual phenomenon. Under UV light, a scorpion and the babies cradled on her back radiate a bright blue and purple glow caused by proteins …

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A Rare Sighting of a Glass Octopus Reveals its Nearly Transparent Membrane in Extraordinary Detail

 Science #octopus #underwater #video July 16, 2021 Grace Ebert  On a 34-day expedition around the Phoenix Islands Archipelago, marine scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute captured exceptionally rare footage of the elusive glass octopus. With a speckled, iridescent membrane, the aquatic animal is almost entirely transparent—only its optic nerve, eyes, and digestive tract …

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A Minimal Photographic Series Visualizes the Seven Base Quantities of Physics

 Photography Science #physics #time July 16, 2021 Grace Ebert Mass. All images © Greg White, shared with permission In his series Base Quantities, London-based photographer Greg White elucidates the abstract and fundamental concepts of physics. His minimal, graphic images document all seven components (i.e. mass, electric current, temperature, length, luminous intensity, amount of substance, …

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A Scrupulous Blue Tit Perfects Her Nest and Lays Her First Egg in a 46-Day Timelapse Recorded Inside the Roost

 Photography Science #birds #timelapse #video July 1, 2021 Grace Ebert  It turns out that blue tits are just like us: finicky about their living quarters. Captured with a camera mounted in a box near the town of Loughborough in the U.K., a highlight reel follows one of the birds as she establishes her …

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