December 2023 Cover

Science Editor 46.4 Cover

On the Cover: The cover of this issue of Science Editor is a colored lithograph, dating back to the late 1800s, showcasing a spectrum of crystalline substances as they are originally found in nature and the precious stones they become. Despite the inherent beauty of these natural wonders, a considerable amount of manual craftsmanship is required to convert them into treasured, shared, and utilitarian precious gems.

Credit: Colored lithograph by A. Pralon after G. Pouchet. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: