The Nucleophile – SciArt gift edition, Dec. 2017

Streptomyces watercolour (by artologica) & radiolarians print (by Nicole Edmonds)

Streptomyces watercolour (by artologica) and radiolarians print (by Nicole Edmonds) with some Giant Microbes

In “The Nucleophile”, I’ll share stuff I like.

As we’re getting scarily close to Christmas/Saturnalia, I thought it might be a good time to share some of my favourite science artists. I’ve purchased items from all of these artists (for myself, and in some cases, as gifts for other sciencey-folks … oh, and I’ve been the recipient of gifts made by some of them), and I’m sharing this because I am a fan of their work!

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Experiential Food Education

In the last couple of days, my most popular tweets have involved science-y food items:

Protist pancakes by Nathan Shields - http://www.saipancakes.com/

Pancakes and picture by Nathan ShieldsĀ  http://www.saipancakes.com/

plant cell pizza

Plant cell pizza! From: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/231794712045067230/ – Julie Newton

Both of these images were brought to my attention by a couple of the smart, young women I am lucky to know (Fatima and Renee), and judging from the number of favourites and re-tweets, the images seemed to be appreciated by many of the folks who follow me (and their followers). Food does seem to be a really good way to get people’s attention and engagement! Read the rest of this entry »