Vintage Shark Illustrations Are Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works to make biodiversity-related literature freely available to the world. They've got thousands of image libraries to peruse, but one of the richest is their collection of shark illustrations, with more than 370 pages. Here are a few of our favorites. » 8/27/14 6:08pm Wednesday 6:08pm

This Lovely Music Video Is Also a Lesson in How Cells Grow

British digital artist Andy Lomas has created a virtual model of cellular growth, allowing us to watch as intricate bio-inspired sculptures slowly take shape. Recently, he collaborated with techno-producer Max Cooper to create a music video titled Seething, named for the unstoppable and unrelenting propagation of life. » 7/21/14 12:40pm 7/21/14 12:40pm

Journey To 1898, When Analgesics Were Advertised With Images of Death

Via the Wash U. School of Medicine's Bernard Becker Medical Library comes a series of whimsically macabre calendar illustrations, created by physician and artist Louis Crusius at the turn of the 20th Century to advertise "Antikamnia," a patent painkiller once used to treat everything from "nervousness" to "sightseers'… » 7/17/14 2:20pm 7/17/14 2:20pm

This 360° Panoramic Time-lapse Of The Night Sky Is Incredible

Astrophotographer Vincent Brady rigged up four – four – DSLR cameras, each equipped with a fish-eye lens, into a filming contraption of his own design so he could capture the footage required for this gobstopping 360° panoramic time-lapse of the night sky. "Beautiful" doesn't begin to describe it. » 6/21/14 5:00pm 6/21/14 5:00pm