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Plant’s pollination synchronized with full moon

Two scientists accidentally discovered pollination in a species of Ephedra is correlated with the full moon. The finding is a first for the plant …

Astronomy

New to Nature No 129: Bordea denotata

Dr Danny Haelewaters, of Harvard University, with co-authors in the Netherlands and Belgium, recently described a new species of Laboulbeniales from the Harener Wildernis in the Netherlands. Like related fungi, it is parasitic on insects, in this particular case growing on the surface of a …

Tiny Beauties: Life’s Smallest Wonders As Seen Through a Microscope - TIME

Honorable Mention: Proboscis of a blowfly.<br>Michael Gibson—Olympus Bioscapes<p>1 of 20<p>The universe's wonders are all around us -- you just have to look …

Imaging

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

What are gravitational waves?

What does the apparent discovery of gravitational waves by the Bicep telescope say about inflation and the big bang?<p>What are gravitational waves?<p>Gravitational waves are ripples that carry energy across the universe. They were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his …

“There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in a typical galaxy. The same is true for dogs, bears and every living thing. We are, each of us, a little universe.” — Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; Episode 2

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

Time-Lapse Captures The Mundane Beauty Of Ocean Life

We don’t usually think of corals as particularly active creatures. Though they eat, grow, and reproduce like any animal, the marine invertebrates move <i>very</i> slowly. Daniel Stoupin, a photographer and Ph.D. student studying marine biology, shows the livelier side of “slow” marine animals in a stunning …

Time-lapse Photography

[Video] Visualizing The Hidden Cosmos | The Making Of "Dark Universe"

An in-depth look at how scientists are visualizing dark matter.<p>No matter how hard you squint your eyes, some things will always remain invisible to the naked eye: molecules, for instance, and the atoms that make them up, shall remain remain hidden, fundaments for us to put mathematically-supported …

Dark Matter

Scientists discover the protein interaction that triggers conception

Scientists may have discovered the key to mammalian fertilization: the interaction between two proteins, Izumo and Juno, located on the surface of sperm and eggs, respectively. The finding, published in a mouse study today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, closes a gap in our understanding of how mammals …

Anatomy Lesson

Happiness

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care - Technabob

Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Changes in the brain's myelin distribution might be an unrecognised form of neuronal plasticity.<p>Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

Chemists Expand Nature's Genetic Alphabet

For the first time, scientists have expanded life's genetic alphabet, by inserting two unnatural, man-made "letters" into a bacterium's DNA, and by showing that the cell's machinery can copy them.<p>The advance means that scientists have a new tool for exploring how life encodes information, which …

I had my DNA analyzed, and all I got was this lousy story

With too much to account for, direct-to-consumer genetics isn't ready for prime time.<p>It’s a situation many have faced before or will in the future: …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …