Your guide to life, the universe, and everything interesting in science art this week. Don't panic.
- SciAm's image of the week: the Great hornbill and its bright yellow beak, which is slowly being replaced with an artificial substitute in tribal ceremony to help prevent the bird's extinction.
- Who says watching mold grow has to be boring?
- A collection of jellyfish from last week's roundup led me to more of Alexander Semenov's work with extraterrestrial-looking sealife.
- Judy Kaemon creates the New York Times 'T' from 130 plants.
- Ever wonder what kind of contorted shapes the bugs on your windshield find themselves in? Volker Steger has. (He's also won awards for his science journalism, so I recommend wandering around the rest of his site too.)
- More macro bug photography from Matthias Lenke.
- In case you want a scaled reminder of our tiny, insignificant place in the universe, this is pretty cool.
- My favorite find of the year, Apollo 17 astronauts just being happy. (Wouldn't you do this if you found yourself on the moon?)
- Artist Yayoi Kusama wonders what infinity looks like, invites you to step into it.
- Will an astronaut always land on his feet? 1960's NASA had curious ways of preparing for the moon.
- Don Pettit puts together a time lapse of Earth with images taken from the International Space Station.
- Sit back, relax, and watch the year's first aurora borealis lightshow.
- An embroidered heart
- For the philosophers of art out there, animals creating 'art' and humans creating art through their animals.
- OK Go explains the primary colors to the Sesame Street audience; adults like me secretly enjoy it too .
- High speed coffee splash photography for high speed coffee drinkers.