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Ghost Peloton - in pictures

Cyclists wearing illuminated LED suits take part in rehearsals for Ghost Peloton, a performance collaboration between Phoenix Dance Theatre, NVA and Sustrans as part of Yorkshire Festival 2014. The performance will be part of the build up to the Tour de France Grand Départ from the city in July<p>• …

Vintage Science Illustrations Come To Life In This Trippy Music Video

Growing up in the ’80s, the surrealist illustrations of vintage science textbooks always fascinated to me, but this animated music video takes the cake. A collage of drawings from old schoolbooks of 50 years ago, it’s like the dreams you might have after sniffing glue in science class, then passing …

Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

Here's a stumper: How many parts can you divide a line into?<p>It seems like a simple question. You can cut it in half. Then you can cut those lines in half, then cut those lines in half again. Just how many parts can you make? A hundred? A billion? Why not more?<p>You can keep on dividing forever, so …

Vintage Public Health Posters Show Just How Creepy The 20th Century Was

Last week, we marveled at the unnerving Chinese health posters from 1933 that showed the human body as a kind of bizarre factory. But those aren't …

Cosmic Curation — Geographical and astronomical illustrations from...

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

Carl Sagan, the turtleneck-sporting astrophysicist from Cornell, was the greatest communicator of science of his generation. Not only did he publish …

Let This Noir Cartoon Make Fractals Way More Accessible (Or At Least Entertaining)

Noted brilliant person David Foster Wallace once said in an interview that his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, was written with a fractal structure. Unfortunately, most of us might have our brains explode in trying to parse what that could possibly mean. Fortunately, someone has made the most …

Here Are The 14 Tallest Peaks On Earth — And The History Of Our Dangerous Obsession With Them

Eight thousand is a perfectly arbitrary number. Yet, no other number looms larger for mountain climbers. Fourteen mountain peaks stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).<p>There could have been many more of these "eight-thousanders" if the French commission that established the length of the …

Santa Maria! Five more shipwrecks that came back from the deep

<b>Queen Anne's Revenge</b><p>Perhaps the most famous of all pirate ships began life in 1710 as a Royal Navy frigate called the Concord. Almost immediately after launch, she was captured by the French and converted into a slave ship, before being captured again by the pirate Ben Hornigold near Martinique. …

The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

The book 50 Visions of Mathematics is a collection of 50 short essays by 50 maths writers and a foreword by Dara O Briain. Launched on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, it also contains 50 images supplied in response to an open call …

At Science Engagement event at Wellcome Trust, scientists from broad range of disciplines promoting Sci #EngSciDay http://t.co/gmZjVcUxi7

Shortlist announced for Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize

Press release /<p>Film ideas inspired by neuroscience, memory, technology, mental health and genetic engineering are among the contenders in the …

Wellcome has made more than 100,000 images freely available, and it is the chemistry paraphernalia that catches my eye

Slow Life: A Macro Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Other Aquatic Organisms Created from 150,000 Photographs | Colossal

<p>Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, this remarkable macro video of coral reefs, sponges and other underwater wildlife, …

John Maeda: Innovation is born when art meets science

A graphic designer and computer scientist, known for his work on the online computer game <i>Second Life,</i> as well as the author of bestselling self-help book <i>The Laws of Simplicity</i>, John Maeda has made great use of dual educations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and art school. Drawing from …

Science is more beautiful than art

A team of scientists working on a boat off Cape Cod have just landed a huge great white shark, named it Genie, tagged it and returned it to the sea. They hope to track it and learn about the enigmatic lives of these ancient predators. Meanwhile, on Mars, Nasa's Curiosity rover has begun its mission …

How art and science are combining to solve Indonesia's problems

Art and science are joining forces in Indonesia to help educate on issues at the heart of social development through the work of an imaginative foundation called the House of Natural Fibre (Honf).<p>Based in Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, Honf works as a forum to bring artists and scientists …

Bodypainting meets science in the curious art of Victoria Gugenheim

The history of science has long been intertwined with the history of art. Scientists develop and exchange ideas, while artists are experts in communicating ideas to a wider audience, making use of techniques developed through science and engineering over the years. In fact art is so common in …

Art Competition Shows Off the Unexpected Beauty of Science | WIRED

Science isn't just about collecting data and making charts and graphs. Experiments often produce moments of inspiring beauty: A dye dropped into …

Swiss Photographer Combines Art and Science

Science and art seem to be polar opposites. Art appeals to the emotions. A fine art photograph, for example, is made to elicit strong feeling. …

Incredible Mixed Media Collages Blend Science and Art

At first glance, it looks like New York-based artist Michael Mapes actually chopped up body parts to produce his recent mixed media art. According to his bio, the artist likes to “mask the artistic with a scientific veneer by referencing entomological and forensic science.” Through the use of many …

Ian McEwan on the relationship between art and science - video

Highlights of a conversation between novelist Ian McEwan and theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed exploring the similarities, differences and connections between art and science. This discussion was part of the opening of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition at the Science Museum in London. …

Novelist Ian McEwan and theoretical physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed met at the Science Museum in London to mark the opening of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition. This is an edited extract of their conversation

When Science is Art: a New Map of Wind Patterns

A new map of wind patterns is so visually stunning it’s easily mistaken for art.<p>This interactive visualization of wind patterns — modeled from the …

Mondrian Meets Euclid: An Eccentric Victorian Mathematician’s Masterwork of Art and Science

Almost a century before Mondrian made his iconic red, yellow, and blue geometric compositions, and around the time that Edward Livingston Youmans was creating his stunning chemistry diagrams, an eccentric 19th-century civil engineer and mathematician named <b>Oliver Byrne</b> produced a striking series of …

Natural Histories: 500 Years of Rare Scientific Illustrations from the American Museum of Natural History Archives

<b>Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library</b> (<i>public library</i>) brings together an extraordinary collection of works from the Rare Book Room and Rare Book Collections of the American Museum of Natural History’s Research Library, spanning …