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Science magazine and the National Science Foundation have announced the winners of the 2007 Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Above, you see one of the winners of the photo category: an image of Irish moss–better know to scientists as _Chondrus crispus_–as photographed by Andrea Ottesen of the University of Maryland. Below is an CT image of the delicate sinus structures underling he human nose. Is it art, or science? Or both? Or, does it matter?–David Schonauer