The art in science

The top image in this trio presents a surprising perspective on Microtubules In Vitro. The striking Edvard Munch-like image was taken by Ian Newton.

Below, the colourful array of bacteria derived from a flower bed soil sample, illustrates the wide range of beautiful colony shapes produced by these organisms. The bacteria in the image, by David Widdick, are the source of many antibiotics.

The bottom image is Blue Wing by Tom Matheson. The photo was inspired by his research into the neuromechanical control of limb movements in insects. This subject, lit by oblique blue light, shows an intriguing pattern of dark pigmented patches and intricate wing venation of the adult fore-wing.

These are just three of the images in our smorgasbord of images. Vote for your favourite at:

Other Interviews from Fresh Air In 2011 That Might Be Worth Revisiting

1. ‘Death And After In Iraq’: Memoir Of A Mortuary

2. Dan Savage: For Gay Teens, Life 'Gets Better’

3. 'Life, Death And Politics’ Treating Chicago’s Uninsured

4. Under The Sea, Sex Is Slimy Business

5.The Human Toll Of The War 'To End All Wars’

6. Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

7. Poet Marie Howe On 'What The Living Do’ After Loss

8. 'That’s How’ Christoph Niemann Explains It All

9. You Won’t Feel A Thing: Your Brain On Anesthesia (pictured)

10. The Double Amputee Who Designs Better Limbs

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