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December 29, 2017
Check out the first video (on adding a biologist to designer teams):
      Butterfly Wings Could Help Us Detect Lethal Chemical Agents
      The Morpho didius is one of the most stunning species of butterfly in the animal kingdom. Researchers believe the wings of
      this butterfly can help them detect.


December 27, 2017
Food for thought: Can you create a "game that marries art, science to explore"...nature?
       UVa graduate creates game that marries art, science to explore physics.
       Computers can’t hold candle to some human skills, researchers find.


December 23, 2017
Great to see:
      CU Boulder researchers awarded for art-science collaboration Sharon Collinge and Kika Tuff collaborated on
      a short documentary on vernal pool ecosystems in California. The film won at the prestigious Raw Science Film Festival.


December 21, 2017
Great presentation of scientist/artists at Stanford University
       Science meets art | Stanford News

       From first-time dancers to life-long painters, these Stanford scientists give us a glimpse into the many ways science and art


December 16, 2017
Mark Dion: The Science of Art
      The New York Review of Books reviews “Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist”, which is on view at the
      Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, through December 31."
      See more at NYBOOKS.COM


December 6, 2017
Soil as art at Cornell University:
      Graduate student Kirsten Kurtz' calls attention to our dependence on soil,
      "Healthy soil helps regulate water, sustain plant andanimal life, filter pollutants and provides structure." Art and science
      combine to shine light on an overlooked resource underfoot ITHACA, N.Y. — Forests, agriculture and hosts of plant and
      animal life depend on a resource that is easy to overlook: soil. But, using a combination of art and…


November 28, 2017
Mia Culpa! I thought Giving Tuesday was last Tuesday, but it's this Tuesday--Nov 28th! This means we have an extra Tuesday (today) to continue efforts to raise funds for 2018. Plans for 2018 include production of our 4th virtual exhibit and a project that utilizes Science Art in a new way.

      Once again, if you can help, or have suggestions, please visit our Giving Tuesday webpage.
      Science Art-Nature is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that serves as a bridge between scientists and artists. With the sixth
      extinction underway, informative, evocative images of nature--viewed as Science Art--have an important role to play in
      protecting species at risk and calling attention to the errors of the uninformed or indifferent.


November 20, 2017
      The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Beetle Resurrection Artist Kelly Murphy provides a peek
      behind the scenes, and describes how she developed an illustration for the December 2017 issue.


October 24, 2017
Carolee Bull, interim director of the Microbiome Center (Penn State University)
      notes that their upcoming symposium
      "...will help researchers in science, technology, engineering and math understand how to approach artists as collaborators..."


October 23, 2017
Today, October 23, is Half-Earth Day.
      Read and share E.O. Wilson's short piece. First Half-Earth Day Offers a Chance to Halt Species Extinction Nature versus the


October 13, 2017
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Kolbert asks readers to see humanity's survival through the eyes of animals.
      The Fate of Earth
      Humanity’s survival on this planet seems more uncertain than ever. But what happens when we look at ourselves through
      other creatures’ eyes?


October 9, 2017
Check the video, "How da Vinci augmented reality"
      The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile How Leonardo da Vinci engineered the world’s most famous painting


October 1, 2017
Rebecca Kamen is raising the visibility of Art/Science--check out this article:
      Humanizing Science: Rebecca Kamen Awakens Scientific Discovery
      Through the Arts and Humanities Co-authored with Dr Yasmine Van Wilt, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Mellon Fellow
      at Union College, Kobalt/AWAL recording artist, dramatist, artist...


September 18, 2017
Words of the great Australian Science Artist William T. Cooper: ""The most difficult thing about drawing a live bird is the fact that
      it is jumping all over. By the time I have drawn the bird a dozen times in a dozen postures, I am starting to know the bird."
      ..."Cooper was also the first Australian to receive a gold medal from the American Academy of Natural Sciences, which
      recognised his "life's work which have contributed to mankind's better understanding and appreciation of living things".
      Attenborough's best bird artist lands secure perch
      Even when he was a boy of 5, the internationally acclaimed birdman and artist William T Cooper - who British naturalist Sir
      David Attenborough described as the "world's greatest living wildlife illustrator" - loved animals.


September 13, 2017
Might this trend encourage more artist/environmental scientists collaborations?
      Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation?
       Increasingly, they don’t simply reflect modern technology. They play a key role in it.


August 14, 2017
This article notes, "The ability of people to understand the world they live in increasingly depends on their understanding of
      scientific ideas."...take a look...
      Science should be taught like art or music: grab a test tube and have a go | Tom McLeish

      If we can get our minds around Premier League statistics, we can handle experimental science, writes physics professor
      Tom McLeish


July 16, 2017
Fodder for artists.....
      A paper by Gerardo Ceballos, Science Art-Nature co-founder, Paul Ehrlich and Rodolfo Dirzo discusses the 6th Extinction

      ("Using a sample of 27,600 terrestrial vertebrate species, and a more detailed analysis of 177 mammal species, we show the
      extremely high degree of population decay in vertebrates, even in common “species of low concern.”) The paper was picked
       up by the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, and CBS News.

      Original paper: Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and

      New York Times coverage

      Washington Post coverage

      Guardian coverage

      CBS coverage

      Earth faces biological annihilation in sixth mass extinction, scientists warn Earth is in the midst of the sixth mass extinction in
      the planet's history, researchers warn in a new, big-picture report


July 15, 2017

Alan Dye discusses the arts and (rapidly changing) technology interface: "As a creative person, you have to imagine the sort of
      experience that you want to create, and then worry about how you get there after the fact.
      Apple executive speaks at Science Museum of Virginia on intersection of art, technology

      When Alan Dye started at Syracuse University, he intended to study illustrating and painting.


June 27, 2017
Artist Olafur Eliasson on art, science and environmental consciousness.
      I believe art can offer people direct experiences of phenomena … I feel that this is an important step towards motivating
      people not just to know something but also… If you have time, also take a look at his link.


June 21, 2017
"A recent study at University College London found that the brain of a mathematician reacts the same way to a beautiful equation
      as it does to an exquisite work of art or musical composition."
      SciFiles: The Intersection Between Art and Science

      KMUW will be hosting Science Friday in September, and to get ready we'll be hearing a series of science-related essays over
      the next 12 weeks, exploring


June 13, 2017
University of California at Santa Barbara, Alyson Santoro, and learning about the sea through sea art....
      The Confluence of Science and Art
      Microbiologist Alyson Santoro receives two grants to explore the deep blue sea in new and innovative ways


May 16, 2017
Haunting Sculpture Offers Surreal Glimpse At Future Of Climate Change
      The massive hands can be seen rising from the depths of Venice's canals.|By Priscilla Frank


April 21, 2017
Really interesting perspective: "a clash between the language of assembly and the language of nature."
      Neri Oxman discusses getting past boundaries among art, architecture, and environmentalism
      Speculative thinking in science and art


April 17, 2017
A molecular biologist, an art teacher, and a painter really do walk into a wine bar...
      Cultivate SC holds workshops combining science lessons, art instruction, and happy hour.
      A molecular biologist, an art teacher, and a painter walk into a wine bar. No, this is not the beginning of a joke, but it is the
      beginning of a story about three friends…


March 27, 2017
Engaging public curiosity: Read how a scientist, William Beebe (1877-1962), "recruited artists, historians, writers and scientists for
      his expeditions" and "created awareness about the complex ecosystems."
      They Mixed Science, Art and Costume Parties to Reveal Mysteries of the Sea
      The expeditions of William Beebe and his coed Department of Tropical Research are remembered at an upcoming show at
      The Drawing Center in New York.


March 25, 2017 this group put their exhibit together...usual attendance at their opening reception doubled:
      Artwork inspired by science
      Combining the fields of art and science, an exhibit at Prichard Art Gallery aims to showcase current research to the public.


March 11, 2017
Artist collaborating with ornithologist/illustrator uses the work of John James Audubon to depict human proclivity to fowl our
      Audubon's 'Birds of America,' Updated for Our Polluted World
      Artist John LaMacchia seamlessly integrates human trash into detailed bird portraits that mimic Audubon's watercolors.


March 9, 2017
Univ. Wisconsin-Madison Artist in Residence Peter Krsko teaching Bioinspired Art and Science:
      Students find inspiration in class merging science and art
      The class, called Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science, is part of
      Peter Krsko’s semester-long commitment to UW–Madison as the Arts Institute’s spring…


March 7, 2017
Peabody exhibit includes artists' childhood drawings... Peabody's
      'Dinosaurs Take Flight' Combines Science, Art
The new exhibit at Peabody Museum of Natural History in New
       Haven has a unique premise. It's all about the archaeopteryx, one of the oldest dinosaurs known


March 7, 2017
Peabody exhibit includes artists' childhood drawings...
       Peabody's 'Dinosaurs Take Flight' Combines Science, Art
       The new exhibit at Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven has a unique premise. It's all about the archaeopteryx,
       one of the oldest dinosaurs known.


March 4, 2017
New Weisman Art Museum exhibit 'Dear Darwin' mixes science and art
      From now until July 23, the University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum will host an exhibit, “Dear Darwin,” focused on
      how art and science interact. The name…


February 27, 2017
Paul Ehrlich, Science Art-Nature's founding board member and Gretchen Daily, SA-N affiliate attend three-day Vatican-hosted
      conference on Biological Extinction.
      Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century
      Scientists at Vatican conference are searching for a solution to the manmade ‘major extinction event’


February 26, 2017
Understanding our mountain:
      Exhibition explores climate conditions on Mt. Washington through art and science.


February 19, 2017
In a Time of Change: Microbial Worlds


February 8, 2017
Science, art converge at RISD Nature Lab
      Tucked away behind the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum is another museum of sorts.



January 12, 2017
This article starts out with: "The activities and productions that we call art puzzle evolutionists because they appear to lack
      The Riddle—and the Range—of Art: Brian Boyd on the Evolution of the Arts from the Pleistocene to
      the Present

      The celebrated literary scholar Brian Boyd takes us on a tour of an amazing museum exhibit and other happenings at the
      interface of art and evolution.