Darwin

Birds and Butterfly, drawing by Francis Darwin

Art Inquisition: So Good It’s Fridge Worthy… Now What?

This one’s for all you parents. As a child, the budding young botanist Francis Darwin, son of one Mr. Charles Robert Darwin, seems to have tried a bit of drawing. A fine work, The Battle of the Fruit and Vegetable Soldiers, is to be found gracing the reverse of one of only 28 pages of original manuscript known to exist from On the Origin of  Species. Francis’ work, and its obverse, wer... »

Mad Quickies 2.20

Mad Quickies 2.20

From the Annals of Improbable Research: a study shows that the more astronomers you have in a movie, the better that movie will be. The story behind Banksy – master, painter, activist, filmmaker, provocateur. {via Mary B.} Peter Dinklage joins the X-Men. You heard it here. {via Elizabeth H.} Dear Hillary Clinton, this is decidely NOT presidential. Call me. {via Beth} An illustrator explains the be... »

Mad Quickies 2.1

Mad Quickies 2.1

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! Mads Madsen makes spectacular colorized images of historical icons. {via Geo} Check out the gorgeous Chemical Atlas by the founder of PopSci. Hiroshi Nakamura designed the stunning Optical Glass House. {video} Kevin Collert’s movie posters on The Avengers illustrate the characters’ duality. {via Elizabeth H.} Your eye candy for the day: ... »

REvolutionary Theory: Science Stories Part 1

REvolutionary Theory: Science Stories Part 1

Science is a story. Think about it: It has heroes and villains; noble quests to discover great riches; triumphs and devastating defeats. Each hero surges forward, bolstered by those who came before them. Each victory brings untold riches upon them. Except the quest is for knowledge, and riches are shared with the entire world, for the betterment of humanity. Science is the greatest story still bei... »