Morning On Mars
Martian sunrises, as seen by the HiRISE orbiter
A reminder that the brain is not an orderly system of wires connected end-to-end, but rather the most powerful ball of tangled Christmas lights on Earth.
So often we see neurons drawn in isolation, but cutting into a section of brain is like slicing through a mashed-up wad of multicolor Play-Doh snakes, except everything is the same color, and it’s really small.
Sometimes I wonder if my analogies make any sense. Just go with me here.
Photo by Steve McCurry | Kuwait | 1991
In the wake of the Gulf War, camels search for shrubs and water in the burning oil fields of southern Kuwait.