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.

He Said, She Said

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Chris Harrison, at, makes lots of visualizations like this. Here he used the Google trigram database to find what the most common followups to the words "he" and "she" are in ordinary text. Thus, for example, both "he died on" and "she died on" are common three-word combinations. But only HE "argues that," and only SHE "shook her."

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