Archive for the science Category

Slow Motion Match Burning

Posted in science, video with tags , on January 22, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This video has been making the blog rounds lately, with good reason. Every now and then (as often as possible) it’s worth stopping to appreciate the awe striking nature of the world’s simplest things.

Creepmas Day 10: Collaborative Desktop Goodies!

Posted in absurd, christmas, craft, ephemera, humor, monsters, science, vintage with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

(Thanks, Bill!)


(Thanks, Bettie!)

(Thanks, Colleen!)

(Thanks, Carrie!)



(Thanks, Lee!)

Slovak Handmade

Posted in anatomy, craft, science, space with tags , , , on August 19, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Here is a fantastic graphite etching from Slovak Handmade. Look at the depth and detail!


Personally, I would prefer the image without the quote underneath. In my opinion, no human has the authority to “determine truth” about anything. That is not a religious statement; it is a statement of profound awe and reverence for the universe. However, we may try to stay humble and live the best life possible within our own approximations of truth as we see it thus far.

Watch a time lapse video of the project!

Slovak Handmade

Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

Posted in anatomy, Books, medicine, photography, science with tags , , , , on July 27, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

A new book on my wishlist: Hidden Beauty


This collaborative project by a scientist and artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine asks the reader to consider the aesthetics of human disease, a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion, or culture. Here more than sixty medical science professionals present visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy.

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Julie Hascoët

Posted in anatomy, art, death, macabre, science on July 19, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Dana wished me to post this vanitas from French artiste Julie Hascoët.  Skulls can make the most tranquil settings that much more sublime.


Julie Hascoët

**Your Proxy Blogger is back periodically. Dana has assistance blogging from home, but will have me post now and then. Thanks for the support, everyone!

Periodic Cookies

Posted in anatomy, food, geek, science with tags , , , on July 10, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Periodic Cookies makes two glorious sugar cookie designs that caught my eye. Atomic particles and lab goodies!


I think I’d rather decorate a Christmas tree with these than eat them. But they would be the perfect snack to bring to a party of geeks (thinking of you, Matt & Steph!).


Periodic Cookies

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Phrenology Diagrams: Vaught’s Practical Character Reader (1902)

Posted in absurd, anatomy, antiques, Books, science, vintage with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I made a Phrenology Megapost with all kinds of goodies a few years ago, but I’m back to bring you Vaught’s Practical Character Reader.


The purpose of this book is to acquaint all with the elements of human nature and enable them to read these elements in all men, women and children in all countries. At least fifty thousand careful examinations have been made to prove the truthfulness of the nature and location of these elements. More than a million observations have been made to confirm the examinations. Therefore, it is given the world to be depended upon. Taken in its entirety it is absolutely reliable. Its facts can be completely demonstrated by all who will take the unprejudiced pains to do so. It is ready for use. It is practical. Use it.


Hm, I have thus far failed to “indelibly fix this shape” into my memories. Take note ladies, when looking for a husband, never consider a suitor whose head does not have this odd, malformed profile.


Far too many great images to choose from…


See more here.


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