Nature’s 3D Printer - Smarter Every Day 94
tissue cross section of marram grass leaf 画
Living Color: Toxic nudibranchs—soft, seagoing slugs—produce a brilliant defense.
Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
Known one of the most unique environments on earth, Socotra Island is one of the most isolated places in the world. 90% of its reptile species and a third of its plant species are not found anywhere else.
It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
How the Cell Theory came to be
The glowing “firefly squid” of Toyama, Japan. Each tentacle contains a photophore which produces light to attract small fish for the squid to feed on.
Glass gem corn makes a huge splash on the internet
These ears of corn, grown from seeds readily available online, are a great way to teach Mendelian genetics, and also to study transposons, genetic “jumping” elements which have garnered researchers a Nobel Prize. But mostly, they’re just stunningly gorgeous. Read the full story here.
Gina Glover, a photographer with a degree in Human Genetics, is the creator of these amazing works of art. “Chromosomal Stripy Socks” won the Medical Research Council/Novartis/Daily Telegraph Visions of Science award and appeared on the cover of Nature.
If you are interested in science photography or the intersection of art and science I highly recommend reading the interview!
Alex Kawazaki Photography - São Paulo, Brazil
Specimen: Pupil of a Macrobrachium amazonicum (freshwater prawn) (20x)
11th place Nikon Small World 2006