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Look Into The Face Of Gnathostoma Spinigerum, A Worm That Infects Eels… And People

A team of U.S. researchers found the microscopic worms in 28 percent of eels sold live in U.S. markets.<p>Aww, aren't they cute? These are scanning electron microscope images of nematodes of the species <i>Gnathostoma spinigerum</i>. You could get these little critters from eating imported eels that are sold …

Scientists grow miniature human brain in a lab

'Cerebral organoids' model development of the mind in human embryo<p>Scientists have long been taunted by the human brain. After all, the very organ that gives us knowledge remains largely unmastered — something President Obama has set to rectify, in part, with an ambitious effort to map the brain. An …

The Week In Numbers: The World's Largest Lego Model, Viagra For Women, And More

<b>5.3 million</b>: the number of Lego bricks used to build the world's largest Lego model, a life-size X-wing fighter complete with Lego Luke Skywalker<p><b>40,000</b>: the planned population for Masdar City, a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert and the world's most ambitious</b> …

Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …