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Vibrant Bacteria Art Inspires “Ewws” and “Ahhhs”

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Eshel Ben-Jacob has found art in even the grossest of places: he has used bacteria to make colorful fractal works of art. The bacteria is grown in unconventional, irregular conditions– taken in and out of heat, forced to deal with antibiotics or other chemicals– which makes them form elaborate patterns to cope with the problems. Ben-Jacob has harnessed this capability to make some amazing psychedelic pictures. You’ll never see bacteria in the same way again!

(via Neatorama via Smithsonian)

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