The Watson Table, named after James Watson and designed by Paul Loebach. This otherwise minimalist design has spiraling legs that are inspired by DNA structure. 

Anatomy of the Ear by Victor P. Eroschenko.

Anatomy of the Ear by Victor P. Eroschenko.

A 5-day old zebrafish head at 20x magnification, by Hideo Otsuna, of University of Utah. This image won 2nd place in the 2010 Nikon Small World Competition.

A 5-day old zebrafish head at 20x magnification, by Hideo Otsuna, of University of Utah. This image won 2nd place in the 2010 Nikon Small World Competition.

Mitomycin, an anti-cancer drug, at 10x magnification. By Margaret Oechsli, of Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky. Won 7th place in the 2008 Nikon Small World Competition.

Mitomycin, an anti-cancer drug, at 10x magnification. By Margaret Oechsli, of Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky. Won 7th place in the 2008 Nikon Small World Competition.

According to the Center for Disease Control:

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, a microorganism is featured, the exterior of which is covered by numerous projections imparting an appearance of a sea urchin. This microscopic “pin cushion” was tethered to its surroundings by a biofilm within which many bacteria, and amoeboid protozoa could be seen enmeshed as well. 

According to the Center for Disease Control:

This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. In this particular view, a microorganism is featured, the exterior of which is covered by numerous projections imparting an appearance of a sea urchin. This microscopic “pin cushion” was tethered to its surroundings by a biofilm within which many bacteria, and amoeboid protozoa could be seen enmeshed as well. 

Unpolished, 150 million year-old agatized dinosaur bone cells at 42x magnification. By Douglas Moore of University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.This image won 10th place in the 2011 Nikon Small World Competition. 

Unpolished, 150 million year-old agatized dinosaur bone cells at 42x magnification. By Douglas Moore of University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
This image won 10th place in the 2011 Nikon Small World Competition. 

In this scanning electron micrograph, a small cancerous tumor covered in microvilli, microscopic hairlike structures which enable absorption and secretion, is shown within a human lung. (via National Geographic)

In this scanning electron micrograph, a small cancerous tumor covered in microvilli, microscopic hairlike structures which enable absorption and secretion, is shown within a human lung. (via National Geographic)

Mast cell within collagen fibers in a human eye with conjunctivitis, at 7000x magnification. by Donald Pottle of The Schepens Eye Research Institute

Mast cell within collagen fibers in a human eye with conjunctivitis, at 7000x magnification. 
by Donald Pottle of The Schepens Eye Research Institute

magnified-world:

Rostellar hook arrangement of a tapeworm at 30x magnification.  19th place Nikon Small World Competition.

magnified-world:

Rostellar hook arrangement of a tapeworm at 30x magnification.  19th place Nikon Small World Competition.

Clathrus Ruber. Commonly known as the latticed stinkhorn, basket stinkhorn, or red cage, it is a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family usually native to Europe. While its common names derive from the appearance of its fruiting bodies, but initially these appear similar to an off-white “egg,” attached to the ground by cords called rhizomorphs. The fruit body can reach heights of up to 20 cm, with colors ranging from pink to orange to red, thanks to the pigments lycopene and beta-carotene. However, despite it’s compelling appearance, it has an odor similar to rotting meat, which attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores. (image via)

Clathrus Ruber. Commonly known as the latticed stinkhorn, basket stinkhorn, or red cage, it is a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family usually native to Europe. While its common names derive from the appearance of its fruiting bodies, but initially these appear similar to an off-white “egg,” attached to the ground by cords called rhizomorphs. The fruit body can reach heights of up to 20 cm, with colors ranging from pink to orange to red, thanks to the pigments lycopene and beta-carotene. However, despite it’s compelling appearance, it has an odor similar to rotting meat, which attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores. (image via)

fyeahuniverse:

There are way more blood types than you think

Turns out we aren’t limited to the usual A, B, AB and O blood types. Researches have discovered two new proteins on red blood cells that confirm the testable existence of two new blood types. This discovery will decrease the risk of incompatible blood transfusions for tens of thousands of people. Amazingly these two blood types bring the total number of recognized blood types up to 32. These rarer types are recognised by the present of substances that tell your immune system to send out antibodies (antigens).
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fyeahuniverse:

There are way more blood types than you think

Turns out we aren’t limited to the usual A, B, AB and O blood types. Researches have discovered two new proteins on red blood cells that confirm the testable existence of two new blood types. This discovery will decrease the risk of incompatible blood transfusions for tens of thousands of people. Amazingly these two blood types bring the total number of recognized blood types up to 32. These rarer types are recognised by the present of substances that tell your immune system to send out antibodies (antigens).

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Radiolaria Polycystinea. Fossilized, ancient single cell organism, from the Barbados Islands, at 1500x magnification. Imaged in low vacuum mode after having received a thin gold coating. (by FEI Company)

Radiolaria Polycystinea. Fossilized, ancient single cell organism, from the Barbados Islands, at 1500x magnification. Imaged in low vacuum mode after having received a thin gold coating. (by FEI Company)

This is a photomicrograph at 1000x magnification of malignant lymphoma tumor, which displays large, loosely cohesive lymphoid cells. You can particularly see the difference in size between the lymphoma cells and the endothelial cells towards the center. (via)

This is a photomicrograph at 1000x magnification of malignant lymphoma tumor, which displays large, loosely cohesive lymphoid cells. You can particularly see the difference in size between the lymphoma cells and the endothelial cells towards the center. (via)

The lenses from the eyes of a colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni). The colossal squid is the largest known invertebrate, which their eyes being appropriately large at up to 27 centimeters across. As the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, their purpose is most likely aid in spotting sperm whales, which pose as their only predators. According to Dan-Eric Nilsson of Lund University in Sweden, the size of the squids pupil could indicate that the squid can detect approaching whales from over 120 meters away, thus giving it plenty of time to take evasive action. (via)

The lenses from the eyes of a colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni). The colossal squid is the largest known invertebrate, which their eyes being appropriately large at up to 27 centimeters across. As the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, their purpose is most likely aid in spotting sperm whales, which pose as their only predators. According to Dan-Eric Nilsson of Lund University in Sweden, the size of the squids pupil could indicate that the squid can detect approaching whales from over 120 meters away, thus giving it plenty of time to take evasive action. (via)