You wish your neurons were this pretty
Greg Dunn, having a Ph.D in neuroscience, was inspired to do this artwork by seeing neurons treated with certain stains. The neurons he saw in his microscope reminded him of the Asian art he loved so much already and went on to paint neurons in the Asian sumi-e style.
Exploring the fusion of art and science through designs in gold leaf
An update from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation: There are now 9 SDF Search Teams as well as non-SDF Search Teams actively searching in OK. According to their handlers, these incredible dogs are showing amazing drive, determination and focus in their searching, making sure no one is left behind in the rubble of Moore, OK. Many would never guess that 7 of these pups are former shelter dogs.
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
While much of the Eastern seaboard is getting prepared for the coming of the 17-year periodical cicadas, Manhattanites may miss the show. (These cicadas have virtually never been recorded on this urban island.)
But starting Wednesday, May 22, you can see periodical cicadas on the Upper West Side, here at the Museum. A newly restored display, first exhibited in 1912, will be on view in the Hall of Biodiversity, on the Museum’s first floor.
Outside of Manhattan, cicadas are likely to make real-life appearances in New York City’s other boroughs, says Museum entomologist Lou Sorkin, who has been keeping up with the local emergences. “There have been reports from Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and of course Staten Island in recent weeks,” he reports.
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CICADAS. I MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP OFF THE ISLAND TO FIIIIIND YOOOOOOOOOU [and build dioramas with your molts *_______*]