science illustration
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.
Botanical Art
Botanical Art
Kenny Coogan | Jul 10, 2015
Scientific illustrator Mindy Lighthipe’s interest in insects inspired her to begin drawing plants.
For the Love of Plants
For the Love of Plants
Kenny Coogan | Jul 10, 2015
Meet botanical illustrator Mindy Lighthipe, who practices environmental activism through art.
Anatomy for Everybody
Anatomy for Everybody
Eli Chen | Aug 1, 2014
Meet Vanessa Ruiz, the medical illustrator behind the popular art blog Street Anatomy.
Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830
Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 1, 2012
On the bicentennial of his birth, Edward Lear is celebrated for his whimsical poetry and his stunningly accurate scientific illustrations.
Zooming into Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 16, 2012
Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.
Cyan Wonders
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
In 1842, Anna Atkins, a 43-year-old amateur botanist from Kent, England, began experimenting with a brand-new photographic process called cyanotype or blue-print. 
Botanical Blueprints, circa 1843
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Anna Atkins, pioneering female photographer, revolutionized scientific illustration using a newly invented photographic technique.