April 16, 2014
Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) (63x) 
(via Human bone cancer showing actin filaments, mitochondria, and DNA | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

Human bone cancer (osteosarcoma) showing actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue) (63x)
(via Human bone cancer showing actin filaments, mitochondria, and DNA | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

April 15, 2014
Catclaw Sensitive Briar 
(by Care_SMC)

Catclaw Sensitive Briar
(by Care_SMC)

April 14, 2014
Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf (100x) 
Desmids are an order of green algae that are single-celled but divided into two compartments by an isthmus. 
(via Cosmarium sp. desmid near a Sphagnum sp. leaf | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

Cosmarium sp. (desmid) near a Sphagnum sp. leaf (100x)
Desmids are an order of green algae that are single-celled but divided into two compartments by an isthmus.
(via Cosmarium sp. desmid near a Sphagnum sp. leaf | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

10:00pm
  
Filed under: science biology plants algae 
April 13, 2014
Some say that the maned wolf’s long legs are an adaptation to running around in long grass.   
(via Maned Wolf)

Some say that the maned wolf’s long legs are an adaptation to running around in long grass.
(via Maned Wolf)

April 12, 2014
Brittle stars are closely related to starfish. Their arms can be up to 60 cm (24 in) long, and they have specialized nerves on the ends of each arm that can detect light and the presence of certain chemicals.  (via Brittle star | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

Brittle stars are closely related to starfish. Their arms can be up to 60 cm (24 in) long, and they have specialized nerves on the ends of each arm that can detect light and the presence of certain chemicals.
(via Brittle star | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

April 10, 2014
Gobi jerboas reproduce 1-2 times a year with 1-3 offspring per litter.

Gobi jerboas reproduce 1-2 times a year with 1-3 offspring per litter.

April 9, 2014
Thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate (10x) (via Thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate | 2013 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

Thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate (10x) (via Thin section of a dinosaur bone preserved in clear agate | 2013 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

April 9, 2014
The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x) (via The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo (20x) (via The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo | 2012 Photomicrography Competition | Nikon Small World)

January 20, 2014
tanzellanator:

MRI scan of a human subject from the cranium to the feet.

tanzellanator:

MRI scan of a human subject from the cranium to the feet.

(Source: samstruecalling)

January 20, 2014

thirdoffive:

Glass Gem

A stunning corn variety selected by Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee farmer and breeder, from several traditional corn varieties. Gifted to NS/S by one of his students, Greg Schoen. Produces a diversity of gorgeous translucent, jewel-colored ears, each one unique. A popcorn, the kernels may be ground into cornmeal or popped. This corn became an Internet sensation in 2012 and continues to delight gardeners around the planet. Approx. 6.5g/50 seeds per packet.

To read the story behind this magnificent corn, check out this Native Seeds Blog post.

All photos shown here are copyrighted by Greg Schoen and used with permission.

(via thecolorsky)

December 20, 2013
this is a bee that the universe made!

this is a bee that the universe made!

November 23, 2013
Color Jag. Photo By David Hanjani
www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

Color Jag. Photo By David Hanjani

www.photographyofdavidhanjani.tumblr.com

November 22, 2013
Bread in decomposition for almost a month. Various fungus growing. Ph: Mine, NATALIA ROCA (flavors.me/nroca)

Bread in decomposition for almost a month. Various fungus growing. Ph: Mine, NATALIA ROCA (flavors.me/nroca)

9:30pm
  
Filed under: science biology submission 
October 12, 2013
There’s an official Guinness World Record for “World’s Most Dangerous Tree,” and it’s held by the manchineel tree from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The manchineel’s bark is covered in sap that causes skin to blister and can blind a person if it gets in their eyes. Even standing under the tree in the rain can cause blisters because the sap will drip onto skin.The tree’s fruit, known as the “beach apple” or “death apple,” is slightly sweet but very painful to eat. Ulceration of the mouth and esophagus will occur from just a small bite and consumption can be lethal. Smoke from burning manchineel wood can cause blindness, and the sap has historically been used to coat arrows for hunting. Today it’s an endangered species in Florida. (via Listverse)

There’s an official Guinness World Record for “World’s Most Dangerous Tree,” and it’s held by the manchineel tree from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The manchineel’s bark is covered in sap that causes skin to blister and can blind a person if it gets in their eyes. Even standing under the tree in the rain can cause blisters because the sap will drip onto skin.The tree’s fruit, known as the “beach apple” or “death apple,” is slightly sweet but very painful to eat. Ulceration of the mouth and esophagus will occur from just a small bite and consumption can be lethal. Smoke from burning manchineel wood can cause blindness, and the sap has historically been used to coat arrows for hunting. Today it’s an endangered species in Florida. (via Listverse)

September 26, 2013
The flat, transparent larvae of the Superorder Elopomorpha, containing 801 species of eels, are called Leptocephali.
(thanks to inducedobe for reblogging a post by lovingthewaters about leptocephali that inspired this post)

The flat, transparent larvae of the Superorder Elopomorpha, containing 801 species of eels, are called Leptocephali.

(thanks to inducedobe for reblogging a post by lovingthewaters about leptocephali that inspired this post)