Ariel Waldman, who is an explorer and writer bringing together science, space, technology and art, is talking about diatoms in one of her YouTube videos as “Microscopic glass houses and the microbes that live in them”. A very nice introduction explaining in a popular scientific way, what diatoms are. Check it out here:

In 2018, she traveled to Antarctica for five weeks as a principal investigator with the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers program and explored the microscopic life under the ice. A TED talk about her experiences can be found here: