Neuroscience as Art [Gallery]


Grad student-turned-visual artist Greg Dunn studies neuroscience at the¬†University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he creates these almost-landscape prints of neurons–extreme close-ups of the hippocampus, retinas and plant-like pyramidals. You can find (and purchase) more of Greg Dunn’s work on his website, including these along with some actual landscapes with real trees and flowers, […]

The Secret Lives of Solar Flares [Video]

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If you’re into science and need something a little more substantial than the MinutePhysics videos we talked about earlier today, you should know about ScienceAtNASA on YouTube. Every time there’s a breaking development, interesting find or something your life might be substantially emptier for not knowing (thundersnow, anyone?!), the fine folks at NASA post a […]

One-Minute Physics: Taming Infinity [Video]

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If you aren’t subscribed to the minutephysics YouTube channel, you’re really missing out. With concise explanations (coupled with Crayola marker drawings to illustrate key points), MinutePhysics tackles gravity, dark matter and quantum tunneling (to name a few) in under a minute. Here’s a recent video, “Taming Infinity.” If you haven’t seen the earlier video referenced […]