Souad Moulay

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The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

As a lover of children’s books, especially illustrated science–inspired and nonfiction children’s books, I was instantly smitten with <b>Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified</b> (<i>public library</i>) by Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji, whose ingenious subway etiquette posters you …

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X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

Fractal Biology

A fractal can be described as a pattern that contains itself on smaller and larger scales. One simple example of a fractal is a tree; it contains the same pattern in the trunk, branches, and leaves. Each time the tree branches it forms a new iteration of its fractal shape.<p>Systems form patterns which act as a components on a higher scale. When the type of interaction between components is the same on multiple scales, a fractal emerges.<p>Biological systems appear to have a fractal property, …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

How Many Cells Are In Your Body?

You might be surprised to know that until very recently, no one really knew the answer to this question. Estimates have ranged from 5 billion to 200 …

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The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

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 …

Art on the Mind

<b>Hey New Yorkers</b>, tonight (11/20) at ABC No Rio is the opening reception of <i>Collect, Store, Retrieve</i>, an exploration of the "mechanics, makeup, fallibility, and plasticity of memory." The show is curated by Brian George and Kelly Savage and is funded in part with support from the New York City …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

DNA pioneer Frederick Sanger dies aged 95

The British scientist who helped work out how to sequence DNA and paved the way for the modern revolution in the understanding of genetics, has died. Frederick Sanger, a biochemist who worked at the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge until his retirement in …

Frederick Sanger obituary

The biochemist Frederick Sanger, who has died aged 95, had the rare distinction of winning the Nobel prize twice (in 1958 and 1980), placing him in the company of Marie Curie, Linus Pauling and John Bardeen. Sanger's work, first on the insulin molecule and then on DNA, opened the door to a new era …

Coffee Blood Vessels: Drinking Coffee Boosts Blood Flow, Study Says

Drinking coffee can boost blood vessels, a new study found.<p>Drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger, found …

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter]

A guest post by by Erin McNulty – Pet Photographer and author of Snapn Paws. Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? …

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …

The Science of Selecting Photos

The business of photography is a complicated matter. I spend hours after each photo shoot culling, processing and sorting the photos to tell the …

3 Lightroom History Tips

Like Photoshop, Lightroom has a History feature that shows a list of the fixes you’ve applied to an image. It can be used to wind back changes that …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Photography

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

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Everything You Need to Know about Posing

Looking to learn more about posing your portrait subjects? In this lecture video from B&H Photo and Video wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis shares …

iPhones, Instagram and Your Photography Business

No, I am NOT telling you that you should replace your DSLR with your iPhone. So, let’s be clear on that. Having an iPhone thought does give you a new …

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at …

Photography

How to Optimize Photos for Search Engines

Optimize photos for search engines and take a vital step toward directing traffic to your blog or website

Playing With Fire: Steel Wool Spinning in the Landscape

If you’ve been following my articles no doubt you have tried painting with light or using a wide-angle lens for landscape photography. You may have …