This week, SciArt Saturday gives a special nod to physics.
- Surprised I've made it this long without a Feynman post --such is my obsession with the man and his gift for story. (If you prefer, there is a twin Sagan series.)
- While I'm at it, one of my favorite books of 2011 is a graphic novel of Feynman's life.
- Todd Johnson creates "shock fossil" art with five million volts of electricity, a burst of electrons, and maybe a particle accelerator or two.
- This is also the post where I reveal all my physicist crushes at once (even if the physicists are wrong sometimes).
- Classic CERN doodles analogize the Higgs boson mechanism...
- ...but who needs to find the Higgs boson with this plushy alternative out there?
- Bioluminescent artwork: SiennaMorris makes fantastic things out of chemical formulae.
- Show off your smarts to the movers with this packaging tape. (Bonus: This is Spinal Tape.)
- This one is for Hannah, who appreciates a good, science-themed Cabernet Sauvignon and the chemistry behind it.
- I've got the microbrew crowd covered too. Dogfish Head's favorite lead brewer explains the art and science of his craft.
- Scientific illustrations by Emily Damstra, who also designs for the Royal Canadian mint.
- Can you play a bonsai tree? Diego Stocco can.
- Every February, Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall catches the sunlight and holds it there.
- A brief, hirsute history of science.
- At museums, I head straight to the insect collections. I only have a few mounted butterflies and moths (part of my personal attachment to this writer-scientist), but these shops are fun to browse.
- Strange poultry over at Scientific Illustration's tumblr.
- I could sit around and look at animal GIFs on tumblr all day; it's a miracle I hold down this biology major.
- Kate McDowell makes beautiful things out of porcelain. Check out the SciAm interview with her, too.
- Poker night with Bill Nye.
- T-Rex just trying to lend a stubby little hand and fit in...