Fascinating images from all parts of science!

Although my job is writing about science — putting it into words — there are times when images can say so much more than words. I am not much of a photographer or graphic artist, so most of these images were provided by other people, who are credited in the captions when I can remember who they were.

Packing Tetrahedra

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In 2008 and 2009 scientists uncovered a series of new ways to pack tetrahedra together, in an amazing case of can-you-top-this. The packing shown here is due to Yoav Kallus. From What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences.

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