THE REAL SCIENCE BEHIND:
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail
The image of our consortium, its structures and shapes, the image I’m used to staring at, is now orders of magnitude larger. Like suddenly being nose-to-nose with the TV while watching your favorite program.
My mind makes the necessary shift to appreciate the import of what I’m seeing. Our tiny sickle-shaped archaea, seemingly one of the smallest forms of life, is suddenly big enough to house a smaller species. One so small, it surprises even me.
~an excerpt from Sleep of Reason
THE REAL SCIENCE:
Human eyes may be remarkable tools to view the universe, but they also restrict our perception of reality to a limited, macroscopic slice.
Fortunately, microscopes grant us access to a fantastic, beautiful, and sometimes shocking universe that hides beyond the limits of vision.
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Margaret Riley is a wordsmith, slow-kayaker, slow-skiier, photographer of strange realities, and a deep believer in the magic of story time.