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Gorilla with Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid #whoa #illustration

By Ricardo Martinez.

Indeed it is… A fun animated gif of the Venus Transit.

Admittedly, this makes me smile.

Our Friend the Atom: Gorgeous Book Cover from 1950s

“Walt Disney Productions published a book in 1956 titled, Our Friend the Atom. A television episode of Disneyland aired in 1957 under the same name and can be found on the DVD set Tomorrowland: Disney in Space and Beyond.”

Via Paleo-Future.

Star Wars Cross Stitch Pattern

Awesome, and available for sale here.

By Jacqueline Gable.

The Shape of Things: beautiful vintage book about shapes.

Ilonka Karasz, The Shape Of Things. Hardcover, 1964

From Brickbat Books, via Fresh Photons.

In which I tell a story about the pervasiveness of my name (with a little genetics thrown in for good measure)

By DAVID NG

Just told this story at the Pathology Arts Gala last night, and I thought that maybe others would like to hear it. This is based on a piece I wrote for the Believer, and it’s about a time when I was a bit obsessed with my name.

Recorded by The Monti at ScienceOnline 2012, January 20th, 2012.

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