heka kucman
heka kucman
This is what sound looks like
You’ve never seen sound visualizations like this before. Evan Grant creates beautiful illustrations of what we hear by capturing the vibrations from sound waves in mediums like sand or water. This process — called cymatics — makes sound look so wonderfully ALIEN.  
Watch the full talk here »

for kate

Say hello to this magical sea-creature, the Sapphirina copepod. 
Via Deep Sea News.
…The small creature I’d found was a Sapphirina copepod, or as I like to call it, a sea sapphire. Copepods are the rice of the sea, tiny shrimp-like animals at the base of the ocean food chain. And like rice, they are generally not known for their charisma. Sea sapphires are an exception. Though they are often small, a few millimeters, they are stunningly beautiful. Like their namesake gem, different species of sea sapphire shine in different hues, from bright gold to deep blue.

Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) with slits showing exuding latex

Bridget Riley, Untitled (Study for Circular Movement), (1961)
Ink, gouache and pencil on paper

Magnificent pastel drawing by E.L. Trouvelot of the total eclipse of Sun’s corona during the 29 May 1878 eclipse.
Credit: American expedition to Wyoming. From the E.L. Trouvelot, Meudon Collection.