The Art of Snails and Snails in Art - Professor Steve Jones
Matisse, Dali and even medieval monks all found beauty and allegory in Snails. Steve Jones examines their representation, and what science can tell us about them.
Snails play a surprising part in art. Dali used them as images of impotence, while medieval painters included them in paintings of the Virgin Mary, due to the belief that their shells meant that their modesty was protected and they reproduced without sex. Gravestones are
It's Easter Sunday as I write this quick post. And don't worry: I'm not going to discuss religious issues. For many people (especially those of us with children), Easter is much more about high fructose corn syrup. Right? Sad but true.One type of scary yet oddly delicious sugary item for this holiday seasons are the infamous Peeps. They become all the rage during this time of year, with their near total lack of nutritional value, in addition to colors and
The commercialisation of CSIRO research and technology reached an important milestone last week with agreements being signed in the food, sport and surveying industries. CSIRO has now created more than 150 companies and currently hold interests in around 30. It [...]testThe post Research leads to food and sport deals appeared first on Australian Science.
FUZZY MODELOVÁNÍ: od logických paradoxů k Aplikacím
Logické paradoxy znepokojují filosofy a vědce již od starověku. Logika coby věda o korektnosti úsudků je totiž nepostradatelným nástrojem zejména v abstraktních disciplínách, kde správnost závěrů nemůžeme ověřovat experimentem, nýbrž se musíme spolehnout na
Baffling Balloon Behavior
Not only does Destin have one of the best YouTube channels on this fair planet, but he is also a wizard.
Just kidding, he just has an eye for science in everyday life. In the latest Smarter Every Day, Destin and his two adorable assistants make a helium-filled balloon do something very, very strange inside their accelerating minivan. So strange, in fact, that you might feel like his family car is a secret portal to a land where physics is broken.