Photos of our recent Venus Patrol x Babycastles night – featuring Peter Berkman, Doss, and Qrion – are now up over at Flickr

The group contains photos by Babycastles’ own Emi Spicer, along with Cory Schmitz and Zack Pintchik, with more information about the show over on Venus Patrol! 

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Images from the book Science Is Beautiful by Colin Salter. Click on images for descriptions.

About the book:

Take a fantastic journey through the human body, thanks to the magic of technology and the most spectacular microscopic images ever created. These pictures, as beautiful as any art, provide a window into the wonder of our brains, the work of a white blood cell, the power of hormones, the tiny hairs on our arms, the movement of human cancer cells, the jagged edges of caffeine crystals, and more. Enjoy the collection purely as a visual voyage or as a means of understanding the science behind the images—which all include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman’s terms.

Huge Study of Tiny Plankton a ‘Treasure Trove’

via: Reuters/AFI

Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe.

The international team of researchers spent three and a half years aboard the schooner Tara, taking 35,000 samples of plankton from 210 sites globally, determining the distribution of the organisms, tracking how they  interact with one another and carrying out genetic analyses.

Plankton include microscopic plants and animals, fish larvae, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms that drift in the oceans.

“Plankton are much more than just food for the whales,” says Chris Bowler, a research director at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, and one of the scientists involved in the studies published in Science today…

(read more: ABC News - Australia)

image: CNRS/Tara Expitions: Christian Sardet

Along the Old Lane by CentipedeCarpet
Via Flickr:
Down in Misaki Harbor (三崎港), in the Miura Peninsula south of Tokyo, you can see tons of old buildings dating to the 1930s or 40s, and some from much earlier that are still standing. It’s an amazing place, and only a few hours south of Tokyo by train and bus. Taken with the Panasonic GX7 using the 12-35mm F2.8 lens.