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X-ray of an obese person’s legs (source: galloimages)

X-ray of an obese person’s legs (source: galloimages)

Sperm production in the seminiferous tubules, the tails are blue and the heads are green. (source)

Sperm production in the seminiferous tubules, the tails are blue and the heads are green. (source)

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

HIV Virus (red) attaching to its host (Via)

HIV Virus (red) attaching to its host (Via)

Merry Christmas, Nerds! Here’s some Christmas fungus on a petri dish

Merry Christmas, Nerds! Here’s some Christmas fungus on a petri dish.

Spain Considers Release Of Genetically Modified Olive Fruit Flies

The flies, created by the same company that has tested genetically modified mosquitos, are designed to crash local populations of the pest.<p>A company involved in creating genetically modified mosquitos has another project nearing outdoor testing. The U.K.-based Oxitec has applied to release …

Organisms

Two Colour Chemiluminescent Clock Reaction - Periodic Table of Videos

Instant Kool-Aid is a Marvel of Technology

A glass of instant Kool-Aid requires eight ounces of water and a surprising amount of innovation<p>When you think of technology, you probably think of computers and jet engines and such. But there are other feats of engineering that are equally sophisticated, just less obviously so. Instant Kool-Aid, …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

Check Out This Curly Protein From The Deadly Nipah Virus

A new study visualizes a key protein in an emerging virus.<p>This symmetric tangle of telephone wires (Remember those?) represents a key protein in the Nipah virus. Nipah is an emerging human illness originally found in fruit bats in Southeast Asia and Australia. People who become infected react in a …

China retains supercomputer crown in latest Top500 list

<b>A supercomputer built by the Chinese government has retained its place at the top of a list of the world's most powerful systems.</b><p>Tianhe-2 can operate at 33.86 petaflop/s - the equivalent of 33,863 trillion calculations per second - according to a test called the Linpack benchmark.<p>There was only one …