Just got back from a short trip to Berlin. Among the hidden gems of the city, I strongly recommend 2 stops:
The wet collection in the museum. Best description, via uberlin: ‘Visiting the Wet Collections in the Museum für Naturkunde is a little like that scene in Alien: Resurrection when Ripley happens upon a room full of freakish alien experiments in jars.’. More photos and text: here.
Human DNA. Part of a great display, Evolution in Action:
(serial displays are definitely the museum’s forte)
Surreales Museum für industrielle Objekte
*more about it in a previous post: here.
And what better way to end this trip than getting the newly released Haeckel’s Embryos. Images, Evolution, and Fraud by Nick Hopwood (HPS Department, Cambridge University)? A book on some of the most well-known scientific images, that of Haeckel’s embryos, a research on grids and series, fraud and the enforcement of legitimate truth.