The sea pig, Scotoplanes globosa — a deep-sea sea cucumber
Via Echinoblog: http://echinoblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/because-you-demanded-it-sea-pig-aka.html
Images 1 and 2: Via Wikipedia. Link 1; link 2. Lindberg, 1882, Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 : under the command of Captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and Captain Frank Turle Thomson, R.N. (public domain)
image 3: (the shiny pink one — source)
Image 4: (the sinister-looking one — source)
Image 5: (the other pink one — source)
Image 6: (the toy — source)
Apparently it’s even been made into a toy by Agatsuma! Available on ebay.
Bucky Ball Pendant by Shannon Henry (image source)
More info on buckminsterfullerene
Pendant from Polymath Design Lab, and similar ones are available at their Etsy store, although I don’t see this particular wooden version (or is it leather?).
They have other cool designs too!
Photo 1: “World’s Smallest Klein Bottle” by Kiva Ford: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66353455/worlds-smallest-klein-bottle?ref=listing_67322253 (also sold as earrings, necklaces, etc.)
Photo 2: Baby Klein bottle, by Acme Klein Bottles, “our universe’s foremost supplier of immersed, boundary-free, nonorientable, one-sided surfaces”: http://www.kleinbottle.com/classicalklein.htm
The peacock mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus
Check out blog posts by Ed Yong and The Featured Creature
Photos 1 and 2: All over the interwebs, posted here among other places
Photo 3: via The Featured Creature; credited to thekaufenchoke.wordpress.com
Image 4: A webcomic homage by The Oatmeal, complete with merchandise
Wonder: Zena Gazing at the Moon
Alex Grey, 1996, acrylic on paper, 16 x 20 in.
Available as a poster and notecards here: http://shop.cosm.org/wonder.aspx
Sherry Turkle. 2008. Falling for Science: Objects in Mind.
(Image of cover from here)
“Portrait of Alan Watts”
36” x 50”/2007/acrylic on canvas
Also available as an 18”x24” print: http://www.allofthisisforyou.com/store/index.html#alan