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8 Of The Year's Most Oddly Gorgeous Science Images

A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Is this the era of <i>C. instagram</i>? That's the clever name of a cellphone photo one undergraduate took of a plate crawling with <i>C. elegans</i> (it kind of rhymes). <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> are microscopic worms that …

Study Finds Correlation Between Fiscal Conservatism And Big Biceps

Does physical strength lead to conservative beliefs?<p>A new study in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> took a look at the relationship between physical strength and political beliefs. More specifically, the study sought to answer a question: is there any correlation between "fighting ability" and …

Megapixels: A Parasitic Worm Infects An Ant

In the jungles of Belize last January, entomologist Alex Wild noticed something odd about the trap-jaw ants passing through his outdoor insect photography class: They all had shrunken heads and swollen abdomens. A day after making the observation, Wild and his students came upon an ant with a worm …

These Self-Assembling Nanoflowers Are As Beautiful As They Are Tiny

Harvard researchers grew these lovely microscopic gardens using delicate chemical reactions.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>A nanorose may not smell as sweet as an organic one, but the red petals on this micron-scale flower are unquestionably just as beautiful. At Harvard University, materials …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little

Marlin<p>Little thinks this is probably his favorite shot of all time. “I remember taking it. I saw it for a split second and I’m like gosh, this is unbelievable,” he says. “It’s just this frozen water that looks like a glass blown image. It’s just this crazy shot that I’ve never been able to get …

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Mothers' diets may harm IQs in two-thirds of babies

Iodine deficiency is widespread amongst pregnant women in the UK and may be harming the cognitive development of their children, scientists have …

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A Pair Of Artists Reveal China’s Counterfeit Cities

Sebastian Acker and Phil Thompson have traveled to China to see what the “copy towns” are really like. Now, they need your help to see the originals.<p>Earlier this year, online media was abuzz with the latest bit of strange news coming out of China, one involving cultural forgery on a scale yet seen. …