Science doesn’t have to be all facts and no fun. And to prove it, Science magazine this week is giving us a plethera of groovy science photos, visualizations, and other eye candy based on scientific data.
Scientific data are the currency of science, but they often buy little understanding outside science itself–or even outside the narrow confines of a single scientific discipline. But when data are brought to life through images, illustrations, computer graphics, and animations, they can stimulate excitement, awe, new ways of looking at things, and, above all, a broad appreciation of even the most esoteric scientific information.
(hat tip: John Hawks)