We humans, and especially biologists, are intrigued by the beauty of nature. Be it the view from a mountain by sunset or the molecular structure of a snowflake. On the web one can find pages full of wonderful and artistic pictures. It would be interesting to meet the first fully engaged researcher who has never experienced that breath-taking moment when contemplating the result of an ultimate experiment.
Now recently on Nature blog a comentary was published by Barbara Kiser on 'Finding the Art of Research' which appeared somehow different. Scientist from different fields were encouraged to visualize their study in an artistic way. The 'Research as Art' competition is, as Barbara states, "less about the stunning picture, and more about the story. It’s about what goes on behind the research; what it means to be a researcher." An interesting comentary to check-out.