Science & Technology Video Clips

Conception to Birth, Visualized

Alexander Tsiaras is a whiz at scientific visualization. In his early days, he created lenses for microscopes, most notably for the one that captures the very first images of human eggs in an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) program.

In his presentation from a TED conference in 2010, the scientist talks about how the instruction sets used in creating a human being are so complex that they are beyond our comprehension. It’s mathemagical. He also shows a visualization of the development of the human fetus. See Conception to Birth, Visualized below. Be warned, there are some graphic images of the “expulsion” process.

[via Geeks are Sexy]

Cautionary Tales Weirdness

Now That You’re Big

In Now That You’re Big, artist Simon Greiner creates a hilarious sex education book in the style of Dr. Seuss.

Drawn in a style similar to the very popular children’s books, Greiner rhymes the story of a boy who is growing up and starts to notice the other sex. The tale starts off innocently with booboobs and junk, and moves to the matter of sex in the hut (and in the butt), and finally to the miracle that is birth. Have a look at a few of the panels of Now That You’re Big after the jump (slightly NSFW).