Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm

Typically, the swirl of stormy weather obscures the cells at the heart of severe thunderstorms. This uncommonly clear view of an entire More »

Bee vision

Bee vision

To the human eye, Bidens ferufolia — a species in the sunflower family — has all-yellow petals (left). Bees see the same

Penguins

Penguins

An emperor penguin makes the 5-foot leap to solid ice at the Penguin Ranch in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. A few emperor penguins are

Ties that bind

Ties that bind

Pannexin1, a tumor-suppressing protein, plays a vital role in binding tissue together. When cells expressing Pannexin1 touch, the

Take a tour of the ocean floor

Take a tour of the ocean floor

Video: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Have you ever wondered what the ocean floor looks like? The National Oceanic and

Moonbow

Moonbow

The Skogafoss is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, and is especially beautiful in this stunning image under the aurora

Melanocytes

Melanocytes

Eyes aren’t the only human organ that can “see” light. It turns out that skin cells called melanocytes have a

Breidamerkurjökull Glacier, Iceland

Breidamerkurjökull Glacier, Iceland

This view, taken by the QuickBird satellite operated by DigitalGlobe, shows the Breidamerkurjökull Glacier in Iceland. The Quickbird is

Let it snow

Let it snow

If you saw something like this falling from the sky, you might think that the weather outside was indeed frightful. But this dumbbell

The tiniest car in the world

The tiniest car in the world

Buckle your tiny seatbelts. Scientists have created a car at the nano scale. Just how small is nano? One nanometer equals one billionth

Follow that flock!

Follow that flock!

You don’t have to be a birder or ornithologist (a.k.a. a bird scientist) to think this graphic is fascinating. This map shows where

A tiny little roundworm

A tiny little roundworm

Caenorhabditis elegans is a one millimeter-long soil roundworm, as well as an insightful model organism for research in molecular and

Smile for the minirhizotron!

Smile for the minirhizotron!

Teeny little video cameras called minirhizotrons snapped these photos of wetland plant roots. The cameras will help scientists

A healing retina

A healing retina

One hurdle to treating neurodegenerative diseases is the inability of neurons in the central nervous system to regenerate axons after