Originally comissioned for a story on Eric Betzig, Markos Kay’s cell microscopy illustrations are beautiful in their own right.
Microscopy can get down to incredible detail these days, but if you add false colour, it also beautifully highlights detail you would otherwise overlook.
This year, the Eureka Prize for Science Photography went to an image created with a scanning electron microscope. CSIRO scientist Mark Talbot captured a wheat bud, revealing stunning detail.
Whenever I cook lentils, I’m fascinated by the wonderful geometric shape that an uncooked lentil possesses. A disk bulging in the middle and tapered down at the edges, the lentil is shaped just like a classic convex lens.