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Richard Wilkinson, The Quantum Zoo

"For a feature article in The New Scientist about the many different ways to try to understand Quantum Theory. We used Schrodinger’s Cat as a starting point (hence the huge cat!)" Illustration by Richard Wilkinson. More here.


One of the ten finalists in the 2012 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography. This image, 'Another Day in the Life of Arabidopsis', shows a small, six-day-old seedling of Arabidopsis thaliana under a scanning electron microscope and captures the essence of seed germination, the tiny and delicate beginnings of a plant. The image has been artificially coloured to resemble the natural colours of the living seedling. Photo: Mark Talbot


Primrose The stem of this flowering plant conceals a star-like shape in its centre, its outline formed by a black ring of seven tightly-packed vascular cells. This common primrose is distinguished from other species by its pale yellow flowers that grow on long, hairy stalks. (Image: Rob Kesseler)


Sphagnum moss An ultra close-up view of this moss leaf shows what look like a bunch of worms clumped together. The "tiles" in the pattern are hyaline cells: dead cells capable of holding large amounts of water. “They are important in maintaining peatlands,” says Kesseler. (Image: Rob Kesseler)