Bacteria Bacteria Bacteria have their own "language" that they use to chat with each other (Photo: Nurit Bar-Shai)

Israeli artist creates beauty from germs

Art goes under the microscope.

Can germs be beautiful? Israeli artist Nurit Bar-Shai creates abstract portraits using close-up images of petri dishes. What do these images look like to you? 

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Bacteria use a sophisticated language to chat.

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This is how germs “tweet.” Seriously.

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The Paenibacillus vortex has a higher IQ than any other bacteria.

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These organisms work together to solve problems.

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Israeli artist creates beauty from germs
Israeli artist Nurit Bar-Shai creates abstract portraits using close-up images of petri dishes.