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.

Soccer Inner Tube

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The Weierstrass map transforms a spherical soccer-ball pattern into a branched pattern on a torus. Art by Michael Trott of Wolfram Research, using Mathematica. Trott created this image for an article I edited for American Scientist, "The Topology and Combinatorics of Soccer Balls," by Dieter Kotschick.

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