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Fly heads

Here’s the cover picture from the February 2009 issue of Genetics, which just arrived in my office. I think this counts as art!  The caption is Adult heads of Drosophila melanogaster mass-fractionated for RNA extraction. Or, to paraphrase Edmund Spenser, “Dead… Continue reading →

Darwin 200 – Damian Hirst on Damian Hirst's 'Origins' cover

A short article at the Guardian (Damien Hirst salutes Darwin’s ‘courage’ in On the Origin of Species painting) initially passed me by.  It’s by Hirst himself, and he says nice things about Darwin.  Apparently the painting is called ""Human skull… Continue reading →

Darwin 200 – Damian Hirst's 'Origins' cover

The new Peguin Books’ edition of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species… features a cover by celebrated/reviled (dependent on one’s opinion!) modern artist Damian Hirst. Now, while I quite like some (but not all) of Hirst’s work – and recall… Continue reading →

Royal Mail Darwin 200 stamps

The Royal Mail has issued (or will issue) stamps to celebrate the upcoming Darwin anniversary.  There’s also a miniature sheet, depicting the Galapagos Islands, and a variety of the specialised fauna found there. I think they are particularly attractive, and… Continue reading →

Banksy on the cover of Science

Here’s the cover of the journal Science (7th March issue which just arrived at my office), featuring a work by the graffiti artist Banksy. Just thought this was a nice image!

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