Lawrence Krauss

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_M._Krauss

A Universe From Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing (2012) http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Universe_from_Nothing.html?id=nfGlsiDGbxkC

See also an excellent talk on the subject from 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo

“Siesta” by artist sam3: http://www.sam3.es/

Image 1: http://411posters.com/2013/05/siesta-by-sam3/

Image 2: http://www.streetartutopia.com/?p=6692

Image 3: http://411posters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/SAM3-Siesta-Madrid.jpg

Via: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/02/street-art-by-sam3/

Ignacio Torres, Stellar
“This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.”
http://ignacio-torres.com/projects/stellar/

Entimus imperialis, the aptly-named diamond weevil! Full of stars *and* nanoscale optics!

More info here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/diamond-weevil-rainbow-scales/

Original article: Wilts et al. 2012. “Hemispherical Brillouin zone imaging of a diamond-type biological photonic crystal.” J. R. Soc. Interface 7 July 2012 vol. 9 no. 72 1609-1614. doi: 10.1098/​rsif.2011.0730

 http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/9/72/1609

Photo 1: André Martins (2009): http://www.flickriver.com/photos/andregm/3405780756/

Photo 2: André Martins (2009) http://www.flickriver.com/photos/andregm/3373677468/

Photo 3: Composite of photos, posted here: http://diamenty.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/diamentowy-chrzaszcz/

Photo 4: Arrangement from Wired article; photos by Bodo Wilts

Photo 5: Bodo Wilts

Pachyrrhynchus gemmatus, a weevil with opalescent photonic crystal scales

Photo 1: Robert Corkery: Natural self-assembled photonic paintings- inspiration for a post-pointillist

Photos 2 and 3:  Seago et al. 2009. “Gold bugs and beyond: a review of iridescence and structural colour mechanisms in beetles (Coleoptera).” J. R. Soc. Interface 6 April 2009 vol. 6 no. Suppl 2 S165-S184 doi: 10.1098/​rsif.2008.0354.focus

http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/6/Suppl_2/S165.full

Astropyga radiata (Diadematidae) – fire urchin, blue-spotted urchin 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astropyga_radiata

I wonder if the spots are actually luminescent, or just highly reflective?

Photo 1: Geoffrey Bertrand (2011) link

Photo 2: Teresa Zubi (2005?) http://www.starfish.ch/Fotos/echinoderms-Stachelhauter/seaurchins-Seeigel/Astropyga-radiata.jpg

Photo 3: Source: http://www.siratus.com/article-voyage-plongee-jardin-sous-marin-contre-vases-tbt-de-la-trinite-42000672.html