All posts tagged science

Hyoid Day

hyoid bone [os hyoideum] Situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. At rest, it lies at the level of the base of the mandible in the front and the third cervical vertebra behind. Unlike other bones, the hyoid is only distantly articulated to other bones by muscles […]


NOTCOT–a brilliant blog you should definitely be following–recently posted about the exhibit Brains: The Mind as Matter at the Wellcome Collection. Below are some of my favorite images they posted. Science and aesthetic–celebrating one of the most fascinating parts of the human body, and nature’s most brilliant design.

Transparent Specimens

(via Transparent Specimens) These artful things-in-jars, created by Shinsekai (Toumei Hyouhon), are made by enzymatically turning the protein transparent, dyeing the bones magenta and dyeing the cartilages blue. It’s a process founded for scientific purposes to study the skeletal systems of organisms but their aesthetic value is equally relevant.

Paxton Gate

Finally, a much anticipated visit to Paxton Gate. Upon entering, I actually felt myself saying: “This is everything I dreamed it would be.” And it was. It’s a shop of natural wonders and a few oddities, with a neo-victorian aesthetic. You can not only marvel at this cabinet of curiosities, but you can buy these […]