Monday, January 30, 2012

In the news:
By Ewen Callaway
January 25, 2012

Confocal light micrograph of human fibroblast cells. The cell nuclei, which contain the cells' genetic information, are red. Actin protein filaments, which make up part of the cytoskeleton, are green. The cytoskeleton maintains the cells' shape, allows some cellular mobility and is involved in intracellular transport. Fibroblasts are cells that give rise to connective tissue such as collagen, the main structural protein in the body. They are important in wound healing. Mag: x850 when printed at 10cm wide.
Credit: Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Emily Post on the Flu

In the news:
By Diane Mapes
Health @msnbc 
January 26,  2012

Sneezing woman with Swine Flu Virus superimposed. Containing a sneeze with the arm, instead of the hand, is recommended as a a more effective method of reducing the range and dispersal of airborne infection.
Credit: Carolyn Bates / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sure you want that to go "Viral?"

In the news:
by Carl Zimmer
NYTimes online
January 26, 2012

Transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of DNA from the Lambda Virus Particle showing three small plasmids. Mag.=100,000x at 8x10 (inches).
Credit: Biophoto Associates /

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heal, Heel

In the news:
"A Scientific Look at the Dangers of High Heels"
By Gretchen Reynolds
New York Times
January 25, 2012

An X-ray of a foot in a High Heel Shoe. These high heel shoes often cause foot problems
Credit: Ted Kinsman / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Petri Dish Sperm

In the news:
The Telegraph online
January 2, 2012

Color enhanced light micrograph of sperm. Magnification 160x @ 35MM.
Credit: Southern Illinois University / Photo Researchers, Inc.
Colorization by: Mary Martin

Friday, January 20, 2012

Forecast for this Weekend: Solar Flares

In the news:
By Alan Boyle
January 19, 2012

A colossal solar prominence spans several Earth diameters. This tenuous, hot cloud of hydrogen gas stretches from the chromosphere into the corona. Equipment data: .5A angstrom Coronado SolarMax 90 hydrogen-alpha telescope at 880mm. Lumenera Infinity 2-1 video camera. 150 individual frames captured.
Credit: Greg Piepol / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Does A Digital Camera See What I See?

In the news: 
By Rachel Ehrenberg
Science News
January 28th, 2012 (Issue Print Date)

Super close-up shot of a low resolution TV screen at MIT's Media Lab.
Credit: Alexander Tsiaras / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tiny Binary QBits

In the news:
By John Markoff
New York Times online
January 12, 2012

Conceptual image of a zipper reveling a mother board in a vortex of binary code.
Credit: Mike Agliolo / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kepler's Tiny New Solar System

In the news:
By Dr. Tony Phillips 
NASA Science News
January 11, 2012

Johann Kepler (1571-1630), German astronomer. Kepler formulated the three fundamental laws of planetary motion based on the detailed observations of the planets made by Tycho Brahe. The first of these laws concerned the orbits of planets, which Kepler showed to be elliptical and not circular as previous held.
Credit: Science Source / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Uprooting Implants

In the news:
By Catherine Boyle
January 9, 2012

Breast implant. Colored side view X-ray of a silicone implant (solid pink) inside a woman's right breast. Glandular tissue of the breast (purple) is seen surrounding the implant. Breast implants contain silicone gel and are implanted for cosmetic purposes, or for reconstruction following breast cancer surgery. The possible side-effects of breast implantation are scarring and the deposition of calcium in the tissue surrounding the implant (calcification), which can make removal difficult.
Credit: Gustoimages / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Give Bird Flu to Someone you Love!

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Amazing science and nature images on cool stuff. 

Middle-Aged Brains: Read Twice

In the news:
By Jon Hamilton
January 6, 2012

A conceptual image showing a cross-section of a head and brain with a puzzle piece missing, which could be used to illustrate brain function, brain damage, Alzheimer's disease, brain complexity, memory loss, mental health, forgetfulness, dementia, or the puzzles of neuroscience.

Credit: Jessica Wilson / Photo Researchers, Inc.
Enhancement by:
Jessica Wilson

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Monkeys To the Rescue

In the news:
"Monkey vaccine hints at how to stop HIV"
By Ewen Callaway
January 4, 2012

False-color transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of two virions or virus particles of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The viruses appear as small orange spheres with dark blue cores. SIV is responsible for an AIDS-like syndrome in monkeys, and is related to a second, more recently identified type of human AIDS virus, called human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2). Magnification: x70,000 at 6x 4.5cm size.

A. Barry Dowsett / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Live and Let Your Liver Live

In the news:
BBC Health - online December 31, 2011

Three livers: fatty, cirrhotic, and normal (from left to right).
Credit: Arthur Glauberman / Photo Researchers, Inc.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Surviving the Sun

In the news:
The Economist 
December 31st 2011 

Comet Lovejoy C/2007 E2 in the constellation of Draco 16h51m23s,_56d30m34s at 06:39 U.T. Photograph taken at New Mexico Skies, on May 11, 2007 wih Takahashi TOA 150 Refractor & SBIG STL-11000-A3. 20 minute exposure LRGB.
Credit: John Chumack / Photo Researchers, Inc.