NEW Science into Images radio section

At Science into Images we are facing a new challenge, one that we are very excited about and, why not admit it, a little nervous.
Our friends from the “Maresmejant” radio programme, the cultural magazine of the Maresme region, of Mataró Ràdio, have proposed that we take charge of a new radio section on science and…
We have taken up the gauntlet!! We have accepted the challenge!
Mataró Ràdio is a municipal radio station with a basically regional scope, so the initial idea is to deal with science issues related to the region. However, at Science into Images we think that science has (or should have) no frontiers, so we will also try to deal with more general topics that we consider interesting.
We think that many of you will be interested in delving a little (or a lot) more deeply into the topics that we will be dealing with in the section, so we will try to publish on our website and on our social networks links, images, videos and anything else that we think you might find useful in order to find out a little more about the topics covered.
The premiere of our monthly section, entitled “Science into Images” (how could it not?) is scheduled for Sunday, December 6, and as we are all affected by the COVID-19, the pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, for the first day of the section we have chosen a topic related to it. We will not talk about the virus or the epidemic itself, but about some aspects of how research is being carried out.
We will talk about ORGANOIDS.
A strange name, isn’t it? We think so too, but it is the term by which these wonders are known that, since approximately 2009, have revolutionised the field of research in the Life Sciences, including both medicine and biology.
We would be delighted if you listen to us and give us your comments after the programme.
The programme is broadcasted every Sunday from 11am to 1pm on Mataró Ràdio, at 89.3 of the FM, and you can also access the contents of the programme at any time through the “A la carta” section of Mataró Audiovisual .

You can access to the program section at our website by clicking on the image below.

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Oceanographic Magazine – Birth of a jellyfish

The prestigious marine photography magazine Oceanographic Magazine has just published an article entitled BIRTH OF A JELLYFISH, written by researchers from the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) Josep-Maria Gili, Ainara Ballesteros and Macarena Marambio and fully illustrated with photographs from Science into Images.

For us, as biologists, it is an honor to have collaborated with the jellyfish research group of the ICM-CSIC, and as photographers, it is also an honor to share a publication with professionals of the prestige of Paul Nicklen.

However, despite the fact that this fact, in itself, makes us enormously happy, there is something that comforts us even more: seeing that the principle on which we have based our project, that of translating science into images (perfectly reflected in our name Science into Images) and providing research teams with the graphic materials they need for their publications, both scientific and educational, makes sense.

We will continue working in the same direction and with the same enthusiasm, we do not know how to do anything else.

If you want to read and see the Oceanographic Magazine article, you can do so through this link:

Oceanographic Magazine Birth of a jellyfish

Featured article at Radio Girona

Radio Girona, from the SER channel, echoes the article by A. Santín, J. Grinyó, M. Bilan, S. Ambroso and P. Puig on the growth of the carnivorous sponge Lycopodina hypogea in marine litter, published by the scientific magazine Marine Pollution Bulletin. The article is illustrated with photographs from Science into Images.

You can access the news through this link:

https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2020/08/17/radio_girona/1597643196_805876.html

Filming for “El Cazador de Cerebros”

Yesterday we finished our last day shooting for the TV show “El Cazador de Cerebros” produced by Minifilms and TVE2.

It’s been two days of filming in which we’ve talked about life, microorganisms, the micro-world, biodiversity, microscopic image and much more with the presenter of the show Pere Estupinyà and the production team Satyavan, Marc and Eulàlia.

We hope you watch the full episode in next season’s (4th season) of “El Cazador de Cerebros” (The Brains Hunter) and you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed collaborating in it.

Great news!

The scientific journal Marine Pollution Bulletin has published the article:

You can access it through this link:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343380270_First_report_of_the_carnivorous_sponge_Lycopodina_hypogea_Cladorhizidae_associated_with_marine_debris_and_its_possible_implications_on_deep-sea_connectivity

Thanks to our regular collaboration with ICM-CSIC researchers, in Science into Images we had the fortune to photograph the specimens of this species that colonized the plastic debris, and our photographs illustrate the article.

We love that these things happen because they constitute the main motivation of our work, which is summarized in the motto “AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT FOR YOUR RESEARCH” that you can see on the homepage of our website https://scienceintoimages.com/

Booklet Painting the birth of a river

This week, our painting booklet is about the organisms we can find at the birth of a river.

In it you’ll find, as usual, 10 photographs with its 10 curiosities and 10 drawings to paint.

We hope you like this new coloring booklet as much as we do. And if so, don’t forget to send us your photos!

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Booklet Painting the forest soil

In today’s painting booklet you’ll find some of the organisms living in the wet soil of some forests. This is the third ecosystem in which we will go on a safari with you.

As usual, you’ll find 10 photographs made by Rubén Duro, each one with its own curiosity and 10 related drawings.

We hope you like this painting booklet as much as the previous ones. We know that the “guspirus” from Vanessa Linares are the perfect mates to join us in our safari.

Enjoy it, and don’t forget to send us your photos painting this booklet!

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Science into Images – A day of work with us

Today it’s a special day. The last chapter of the Inhabitants of the Microworld series has been published and to celebrate it, we’ve come up with a different coloring booklet this time.

Today’s coloring booklet is called Science into Images – A day of work with us. In it, we show you how’s a journey of work at Science into Images. From preparing to go to the countryside to back to the studio uploading our videos to our YouTube channel.

Join us in this journey and learn how we prepare to go to the countryside, how we select, collect and prepare the samples, how we film and photograph these microscopic organisms through our microscope and how we prepare our documentaries for you to watch.

We are very happy that the artist Vanessa Linares has illustrated this booklet, as if it was a comic, with our characters transformed into her “guspirus”.

We hope you like this special booklet, don’t forget that at the end of the booklet we’ve inserted some illustrations for youj to paint.

¡See you next week with another coloring booklet!

Science into Images – A day of work with us
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The last safari – The final chapter of Inhabitants of the Microworld

Dear followers, subscribers and, above all, friends of Science into Images.

Today we are publishing the LAST VIDEO of our series Inhabitants of the Microworld: THE LAST SAFARI.

During these two months we have shared 46 TRIPS TO THE TINY WORLD, to that world that we can hardly see with the naked eye, and it has been a real pleasure that you have wanted to join us.

It has been TWO MONTHS of intense work and great joy. The joy of reading your comments on each of the videos; the joy of seeing the involvement of some of you, who have even extended the brief information in the videos through explanations on the social networks; the joy of seeing how you have shared our content with your contacts, extending the network of friends; the joy of seeing some of the media echoing our work; and, above all, the joy of knowing that you have also shared our joy.

From now on, our YouTube channel will be a little more relaxed. We will no longer publish a daily video. But that does not mean that we will stop publishing.

We are preparing a NEW VIDEO SERIES that we will start to share with you soon and we will talk about it in more detail in a few days.

In the meantime, every week we will continue to publish NEW COLORING BOOKLETS on our website Science into Images so that children and not so young people can continue to learn and enjoy the wonderful beings that inhabit this almost invisible world.

By the way, don’t miss the one dedicated to us by Vanessa Linares (you know she’s our headline artist), which we’ll be publishing this afternoon. It’s called “SCIENCE INTO IMAGES. A day of work with us” and it explains how we work to offer you our contents about the micro world. We hope you like it as much as the ones we have published so far.

So this is not a farewell but a “see you later”. We hope that you won’t leave us during this short period of preparation and that you will continue to share the contents of Science into Images. The more we are in this community, the more visibility we can give to those organisms that are so important for the functioning of all ecosystems. At Science into Images we believe they deserve it.

A big hug, folks.

SEE YOU SOON!

Jara and Rubén / Science into Images.

46. Worms

The 46th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Worms”.

Aelosoma is a freshwater annelid. It is abundant in ponds and lakes, mainly among the filamentous algae or ampong the sediment, where it feeds on organic matter and small aquatic organisms. The main characteristic of Aelosoma is the presence of tiny dots, actually droplets of oiol, covering their entire body. It moves with crawling movements thanks to the chaeta or tiny hairs at both sides of its body. The head is wide, rounded and recovered with a great amount of cilia.

This is the 46th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.