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What Neurons Look Like (as Drawn by Students, Grad Students, and Professors)

An experiment demonstrates that knowledge leads to creativity.<p>Science Education<p>What would you draw if somebody told you to draw a neuron?<p>According to a new study, your sketch will depend on how much science education you have, but not in the way you'd expect. In the image above, the top row -- …

The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings by Sir Charles Bell, 1802 “In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and …

<i>The Anatomy of the Brain, explained in a Series of Engravings</i> by Sir Charles Bell, 1802<p>“In the Brain the appearance is so peculiar, and so little capable of illustration from other parts of the body, the surfaces are so soft, and so easily destroyed by rude dissection, and it is so difficult to follow an abstract description merely, that this part of Anatomy cannot be studied without the help of Engravings.” -C.B.

Researchers Create Telescopic Contact Lens That Provides ‘Superman-like’ Magnified Vision

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a telescopic contact lens that allows wearers to magnify their vision up to 2.8 …

Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

You Wish Your Neurons Were This Pretty

Author: Greg Miller<p>06:30 am