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From the right side of my brain . . . Wadi Wadi (sounds like a town in Australia, but isn't)
Human brains are lateralized:
Left hemispheric functions include linear algorithmic processing and concrete mathematics, sense of present and past, and grammatical language functions.
The right hemisphere specializes in holistical algorithmic processing and abstract mathematics, perception of shapes/motions, sense of present and future, sense of intonation in language , and spatial perception.

Karyoti


This animation popped up all over. It made the biology of cells both fascinating and aesthetic. Harvard University has sponsored this animation of the "Inner Life of the Cell" (removed from YT because of third party claim), and a short version was available for viewing. The animation on YouTube was not nearly as high quality as that accessed by the link above.

Notoriously, the deceitful crowd at the Dickovery Institute tried to pass this animation off as their own work and claimed that it supported creationism. Their ruse was quickly discovered and resulted in the predictable weaseling on their deceptive blogs.

The Internet-released version has a music soundtrack, but lacks any commentary soundtrack. If you want an explanation of the action click on Inner Life of the Cell.

Aboriginal Rock Art


Aboriginal Rock Art, Anbangbang Rock Shelter, Kakadu National Park, Australia, courtesy of Thomas Schoch. For more on Aboriginal Art.

Through the Microscope Brightly


The image bears little resemblance to the original, but it was fun to play. The Internet has several websites with excellent micrographs: Molecular Expressions and Microscopy Resource Center are both good.

Explore Virtual Caves

The image has been modified from the original, with apologies to the Paleolithic artist. It is from a wonderful website that provides a virtual exploration of the Cave of Chauvet-Pont D'Arc, which was discovered in 1994.

This parietal* art predates the more famous Lascaux, and displays wonderful vigour.

National Geographic has a short, interesting article with more photos.

For completeness, here is Lascaux.

* I love finding new words! I had only encountered 'parietal' in connection with the brain lobes, so it was interesting to learn that 'parietal' derives from "belonging to the wall". The paleolithic artist employed the natural curves of the grotto's walls to lend relief to his art.