Browsing Category : Science Art

Science Kombat


Who would win in a fight: Nikola Tesla or Marie Curie? Now you can find out, in the game Science Kombat. It’s only available online at the moment, and in Portuguese, but a mobile game is in the works. Below some screen shots of Tesla fighting Stephen Hawking, Tesla fighting Pythagoras, and Marie Curie fighting Einstein.  

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Image origins: That walking molecule


Suddenly it’s everywhere: a gif of a molecule stepping along, carrying a big load. It’s currently going viral online, with text suggesting that it’s a myosin molecule carrying endorphins in the brain. It’s none of that. First of all, it’s not a myosin molecule, but kinesin. They’re both motor proteins and some of the myosin proteins have a very similar…

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Science images in the public domain


A few years ago, the British Library put a collection of a million images on Flickr, all made available with no restrictions for reuse. They are tagged and described relatively well, so it’s possible to search through them for specific topics. Here are a few of the science images from the collection. I’m thinking of a good use for the…

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Of mice and men – a poem


  (Every line is the title of an academic article. References below.)   Of mice and men?1   Of mice and men.2 Of mice and men, metals and mutations.3 Of mice and men, corticosteroids, and vicarious participation.4 Of mice and men–universality and breakdown of behavioral organization.5 Of mice and men: the riddle of tubular regeneration.6   Of mice and men:…

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Science and the rest of life


Last week was the annual ArchWay With Words literary festival in North London. Just in its third year, it’s quite popular already, and booklovers from all over the city have attended author talks. The programming is varied, and there are talks about all kinds of books and on all kinds of topics. Like last year, the festival featured several science-related…

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Wellcome Collection event about music


If you’re in London this coming weekend, you should drop by the “Why Music?” events at the Wellcome Collection, organised in collaboration with BBC3. The weekend is packed full with three days of talks, workshops and performances all about how music shapes us. Some events are ticketed, but there are a lot of drop-in events as well, so even if…

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Science-inspired home decor


Society6 are offering free shipping (worldwide!!) on most items until Monday September 7, so I found you some pretty science-inspired products. Science bags, science shorts, science pillow – even a science shower curtain. You didn’t know you needed one until now, but you DO.   This “mystery molecule” is not a real molecule, but it does look pretty on a…

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Finding DNA sculptures in London


On Sunday, a group of friends and I set out to find the DNA sculptures that are scattered around London this summer. The weather wasn’t the best, and we started the journey in heavy rain, but it got a little bit better later. We didn’t make it to all 21 schedules, but we saw 19 of them and you can…

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Open call for science art submissions


Art & Science Collaborations have put out an open call for art submissions to an upcoming exhibition around the theme of Biodiversity and Extinction. “We hope to demonstrate the wide diversity of visual tropes that today’s artists are employing to reflect upon the crisis of biodiversity loss and species extinction. We are seeking images of original art executed in any…

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