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Photos from the Beyond

New York’s American Museum of Natural History presents Beyond, a new IMAX show of 30 tweaked–and stunning!–space photos. Michael Benson, the brains behind the exhibit, spent years browsing the digital archives from NASA and the European Space Agency, selecting photos from Mars, Venus, and Jupiter’s moons, Europa and Io. He enhanced the photos to highlight…

Lego My Scientist

Alan Saunders, a.k.a. Kaptain Kobold, is a 42-year-old computer programmer and former biology student from Staines, England. He uses Lego blocks to depict famous scientists at work. “I have no idea why I started making Lego scientist scenes,” says Saunders, who’s married with two children, one cat, two guinea pigs, “and couple of cockroaches.” His…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Myers

While I wouldn’t be surprised if he’d seen all the good cephalopod kitsch before, I would like to offer, in honor of squid-loving blogger PZ Myers’ birthday today, an image of this scientifically-inaccurate but highly awesome painting of a T-Rex, a sperm whale, and a giant squid having it out in a dark and choppy…

When weird-science group the Athanasius Kircher Society held its inaugural meeting in New York City this January, the meeting’s flaming grand finale was a live onstage performance by a 20-foot-long Rube Goldberg contraption. The device’s designer, Jesse Ferguson, has posted a video of the machine in action in his Seattle apartment, just before it was…