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Stunning Photos of the 2014 Nikon Microscopic Competition

Every year, Nikon holds the Annual Small World Competition, where subjects are put through a microscope and then photographed. Here are some of the stunning shots. Reproductive tissues (gray) surrounded by neurons (colors) in the freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea Young starfish Magnesium chloride and potassium alum mixture Hydra and Volvox Jumping Spider Eyes Anagallis arvensis… Read More »

When You See What Normal Things Look Like Under a Microscope…You’ll FREAK!

Zooming in on everyday items is like looking at something completely alien. Eyelash Football Jersey Fortune Cookie Guitar String Instant Coffee Needle and Thread Pencil Pineapple Leaf Postage Stamp Salt and Pepper Sprinkles Toilet Paper Toothbrush Bristles Used Dental Floss Velcro Vinyl Record Banana Blood Cell Blueberry Chocolate Dust Who would have thought that dust… Read More »

There Are Aliens Living Amongst Us…And They Love to Eat Our Flesh

Have you ever seen parasites up close? I mean, really, really up close? Well if you haven’t yet, you’re in luck today! Here are what parasites look like under the microscope and it’s the creepiest thing you’ll ever see. #1. Dermatobia Hominis AKA Human Botfly Larva #2. Fasciola Hepatica AKA Liver Fluke #3. Hirudo Medicinalis… Read More »