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The many facets of science photography

What DNA actually looks like

This blog often covers small things: insects, spiders, slime molds and so on. In the scheme of biology, though, the usual fare here is pretty big.In contrast, here is something truly small- the first high-contrast microscope image of an isolated molecule bundle of DNA:Researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia strung a molecule between two nano-towers and subjected it to transmission electron microscopy at extreme magnification...

November 30, 2012 — Alex Wild

13 Horrifying Ways To Die (Arthropod Edition)

Scared of insects, spiders, or other leggy arthropods? It could be worse. You could be one of them. At that size you face an array of dangers unlike anything you know from your comfortably large human existence.Here are just a few of the many perils to worry about as an arthropod...

October 31, 2012 — Alex Wild

On Assignment: Bees in the Wall

Among the perks of being an extremely specialized photographer are the unusual, and unusually interesting, assignments. I recently had an opportunity to photograph a commercial bee removal company in action...

October 2, 2012 — Alex Wild

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