Stunning Timelapses Show The World's Largest Cities From The Air

The greatest cities on Earth are always in motion. Their bustling activity forms a great collective organism, whose shape changes over time. So there's a good reason why we're all fascinated by timelapses of cities — and there's nothing cooler than timelapses of aerial footage. See the world's biggest cities in a… » 3/19/15 3:05pm 3/19/15 3:05pm

Lose Yourself In The Captivating Kinetic Sculptures of Jennifer Townley 

Kenzō Tange's Buildings Will Make You Believe In A Better Future

These buildings by Kenzō Tange (1913-2005) look like matte paintings from futuristic movies — but they're actually some of the most unique megastructures in the world. One of the most famous architects of the 20th century, Tange combined traditional Japanese styles with modern architectural solutions and forms. » 3/12/15 3:17pm 3/12/15 3:17pm

These Light Painting Videos Look Like Classic Video Games On Speed

We've seen some amazing light paintings that make the real world look magical and surreal. But what's even cooler than a static light painting? A whole video, where beings made of pure light burst into existence and run around. Here are the most eye-popping and dazzling light-painting videos on the internet. » 1/30/15 3:00pm 1/30/15 3:00pm

This Weird Video Installation Shows How Cosmic Dung Beetles Really Are

What do you get when you combine a planetarium projector and footage of dung beetles? If you're video artist Diana Thater, you get a science lesson as well as a meditation on how humans disrupt other forms of life on this planet without even meaning to. » 1/30/15 11:30am 1/30/15 11:30am

Listen to the Music Created By Radioactivity

Moscow-based musician/engineer Dmitry Morozov has built an incredible instrument called the Metaphase Sound Machine. It produces music based on radioactive particles sensed by its built-in Geiger Counter. Just watch this video. » 12/08/14 3:28pm 12/08/14 3:28pm

An Astounding History of Scientific Space Art from the Past 200 Years

Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book. » 11/20/14 8:00am 11/20/14 8:00am

Commemorative Plates for the Mass Extinction

Artist Nicole Antebi has created a series of odd and melancholy commemorative plates devoted to six extinct animal species. Called "The Last Menagerie," they're the perfect science art treasure for your apocalypse knick-knack shelf. » 11/11/14 11:30am 11/11/14 11:30am

This Owl Is Flying Straight Into Your Face

This is a detail from a photograph that captures what an owl looks like when it is zooming straight at the camera, angling its feet forward as it prepares to land on a branch. All I can say is that our hovercrafts are made of feathers. » 11/05/14 5:00pm 11/05/14 5:00pm

What's The Greatest Scientific Visualization Ever?

Sometimes a picture (or a video, or even a GIF) can express a scientific concept more clearly and concisely than words. Today, we want to know about the most informative, and beautiful, scientific visualization you've ever seen. » 10/13/14 8:40am 10/13/14 8:40am

Animator Drew Berry Explains How To Get A Job In Science Art

Just how do you get a job revealing the unseen beauty of science? Here, animator Drew Berry whose stunning visualizations of the inner workings of cells have been displayed everywhere from scientific journals to the MOMA, explains his own path into the field. » 10/10/14 4:20pm 10/10/14 4:20pm

Animator Drew Berry Is Here to Talk to You About Making Science Art

Drew Berry is a biomedical animator who specializes in revealing the drama behind the incredibly miniscule, yet operatic, lives of cells, molecules, and viruses. Check out a gallery of his work, and then start asking your questions about animation, microscopic drama, and anything else in the comments! » 10/09/14 1:04pm 10/09/14 1:04pm

Ancient Egyptian Art Contains The Records of Past Extinctions

Six thousand years ago, the Egyptian wilderness was a very different place. Lions ruled, zebras gathered in large herds, giraffes foraged from tall trees. We know that, in part, thanks to drawings on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. Can ancient art help us better understand modern Egyptian wildlife? » 9/09/14 4:22pm 9/09/14 4:22pm

This Wind Map Explains Everything About the Storms Hitting Hawaii

Wind patterns make for beautiful, transient art. Only most of the time, you can't actually see wind. Enter an online visualization tool called earth. » 8/09/14 1:24pm 8/09/14 1:24pm

A Giant Floating Duck That Generates Solar Power—Because, Why Not?

A group of artists, scientists and engineers have proposed a novel solution to help Copenhagen's achieve its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city: a 12-story-high solar energy farm in the shape of a duck. » 8/05/14 2:40pm 8/05/14 2:40pm

Scientists Have Figured Out How To Make Organisms Transparent

It's like wearing X-ray goggles, but better. Caltech researchers have created two new techniques that allow them to identify individual cells within 3D, intact organisms or tissues. And the results are jaw-droppingly beautiful. » 8/02/14 1:00pm 8/02/14 1:00pm

This Is What The Inside of a Shark Fin Looks Like

"As we were cutting it open, we found these long, sort of noodle-like pieces. They're clear and a little bendy and running all along the shark fin, held together by this tissue. From the top it looks like a bee's honeycomb." » 7/30/14 2:58pm 7/30/14 2:58pm

What Is The Meaning Of These Strange Glowing Shapes In The Wilderness?

Photographer Barry Underwood places LEDs, glowsticks and other luminous shapes into the middle of nature, and then photographs them. It's a meditation on the ways that humans have changed our environment, and it's startlingly beautiful. » 7/03/14 7:00pm 7/03/14 7:00pm