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.

Perfect Coloring

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This WOULD be a regular polyhedron if we lived in a hyperbolic (negatively curved) universe. It's a three-holed torus with 56 triangular faces. This is a "perfect coloring" with seven colors, in which no two triangles of the same color touch.

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