Petri Dish Paintings Mimic Colorful Microscopic Cells

San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis takes key aspects from science and painting, and merges them to form these colorful Petri dish paintings. Each painting is a visual representation of microscopic cellular reactions, installed in circular or amoebic clusters that contain combinations of 150, 60, or 30 plastic dishes. Reis says she blends the two fields as a means “for curiosity and exploring and documenting the natural and unnatural world with a sense of wonder and hope.”

In her 20’s, Reis was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and, as a result, she was required to undergo a number of tests. During that time, she became interested in the interactions that her blood had with various chemicals in Petri dishes and pursued that interest through studies and experimentation. Her artwork has developed into an exploration of colors and textures that emerge from the interactions between dyed plastic-epoxy polymer. The process is extremely hazardous, but the results are incredibly unpredictable chemical reactions that mimic what you might see in a chemistry lab.

Klari Reis’ website
via [Cheezburger]

December 9, 2016

Researchers Disover First Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Researchers in Myanmar made an incredible discovery last year by finding the first dinosaur tail preserved in amber. The findings were published recently in Current Biology and are all the more incredible due to that fact that the tail was covered in feathers. Paleontologist Lida Xing made the discovery in a local market, where amber is frequently sold for jewelry.

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11 Hi-Tech Gifts to Make Life More Fun and Beautiful

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s found a place in nearly everyone’s life. If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday, digital devices and great gadgets are the place to start. From the world traveler to the health conscious to the kid at heart, we’ve found products that utilize modern technology in exciting ways.

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