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Night Sky Composite photograph of a summer Milky Way and a farm. Distance from city lights permits one to see this many stars.

This form of eucalyptus tree grows in Maui rainforests where the bark peels back to reveal a gorgeous range of colors.

Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 3, 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza. Night Sky in Giza, Egypt on December 3, 2012, local time … one hour before sunrise compared with the Pyramids at Giza. Image generated by Starry Night Pro (the same view of the planets can be obtained using any other astronomy program, e.g. Stellarium.

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover.

Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 3, 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza. Night Sky in Giza, Egypt on December 3, 2012, local time … one hour before sunrise compared with the Pyramids at Giza. Image generated by Starry Night Pro (the same view of the planets can be obtained using any other astronomy program, e.g. Stellarium.

Researchers have determined the genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from a pregant woman, and a saliva specimen from the father.

Coloured angiogram of the brain of a 48 year old patient after a stroke.