Bernard H. Porter’s 1939 Map of Physics on The Quantum Pontiff via Big Think]
If you’re feeling full of life, it might be because on a cellular level your own cells are outnumbered 10-to-1 by microorganisms inside your body. We know some are keeping us healthy and others are making us sick, but the initial goal of the Human Microbiome Project is to simply take attendance of all our guests.
Now prepare for some potentially unsettling truths with this New York Times’ visualization of the project’s microbe survey:
Yes, we’re all completely gross.
A page from “A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism” by James Clerk Maxwell, 1873 via Wired’s The Classic, Beautiful and Controversial Books That Changed Science Forever.