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NOAA Photos: These Nearly-Invisible Sea Creatures Fill The Oceans With Beauty

The tiny bits of life that fill our oceans are as beautiful as the illuminated gasses that fill our universe. Here is an incredible gallery of microscopic creatures whose crystalline bodies look like stars.

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Secretive Victorian Artists Made These Intricate Patterns Out of Diatom

Since seeing his first diatom arrangement—an intricate pattern of algae crafted by German microscopist J.D. Möller—Matthew Killip has been enthralled with the Victorian art form. “I love seeing the hand of man display the work of nature so beautifully,” he says. Continue reading Secretive Victorian Artists Made These Intricate Patterns Out of Diatom