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...
I like to think I have an active imagination, but Dictyostelium discoideum is an organism so bizarre I could not have dreamed it up on my own. Dictyostelium is a slime mold.
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...
The taxonomist in me can't help but notice that photographs of Hurricane Sandy, now bearing down on the Atlantic coast, fall into distinct categories.
Microdaceton, a miniature trap-jaw ant (Kibale Forest, Uganda). I'd love to claim that images spring forth from my camera fully-formed & beautiful, surpassing any need for downstream correction...
It's a happy day for those of us who appreciate the small things! Nikon has announced the 2012 winners of its venerable Small World Photomicrography Competition.
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300; autumn colors - priceless]The easiest cheat in photography is to photograph only subjects that are naturally stunning...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Apple iPhone 4s - $300; backlit with a desk lamp]A standard iPhone 4S doesn't normally have the oomph to photograph insects...
Reports are filtering in that the new iPhone 5 has a camera problem. When pointed near a bright light, a characteristic magenta hue smears across the screen.
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...
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