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Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Alexey Kashpersky (High-Res)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Alexey Kashpersky (High-Res).


Science & InnovationOnly Human<p>Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more …

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Painting Portraits With Bacteria

Zachary Copfer with Einstein. Courtesy of Zachary Copfer.<p>“I’m a microbiologist masquerading as an artist. Or am I an artist masquerading as a …

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

Anatomical FlipbookL.W. Yaggy & James J. West, 1885

<b>Anatomical Flipbook</b><br>L.W. Yaggy & James J. West, <b>1885</b>

Earwax From Whales Keeps Record Of Ocean Contaminants

How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never. And so, year after year, their earwax builds up, layer upon layer. According to a study published Monday, these columns of earwax contain a record of chemical pollution in the oceans.<p>The study used the earwax extracted from the carcass of a blue …

Federico Carbajal’s Anatomical Architectural Drawings

You may recognize Federico Carbajal from his series of gorgeous anatomical wire “sketches.” Suspended between acrylic panels, the bent wire creates remarkable 3D anatomical parts.<p>More recently Federico created a series of anatomical drawing reminiscent of architectural sketches, another nod to his …

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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 …

Blooming tiny: nano flowers, ferns and gold stars – in pictures

Courtesy of Adrianus Aria/California Institute of Technology/Materials Research Society Science as Art Competition<p>These "poppies" are carbon nanotubes (CNTs), bundled together and pulled inwards into tiny pillars. Researchers have proposed the use of CNTs in numerous applications because of their …

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis

Time lapse of epithelial cells undergoing mitosis.

Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

<b>Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci</b><p>Anatomy of the Neck, c. 1515 (X)<p>Three Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510 (X)