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Macro Photographs of Dew-Covered Insects by David Chambon

stunning explosion captured by the Hubble Telescope that mimics Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting with its renowned bold whorls of lights and image of restless imagination.

The Kakapo is a critically endangered nocturnal, parrot in New Zealand, weighs 4.5 - 9 lbs and is the only flightless parrot in the world. Photo by Shane Mcinnes, nationalgeographic #Bird #Kakapo #New_Zealand #ShanMcinnes #nationalgeographic

10 Strange Things About The Universe

Amazingly, a single day on Venus is longer than its entire year. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Stranger still, Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion. Most theories attribute the reverse rotation to an ancient planetary collision.

A Drosophila melanogaster embryo using in situ hybridization to visualize mRNA expression of the gap gene giant (red) and the pair-rule gene even-skipped (blue), with Sytox Green (Invitrogen) used to localize nuclei. Specimen preparation and imaging by Cecelia Miles, Dr. Martin Kreitman's lab; projection and cover design by Dr. Vytas Bindokas; University of Chicago, USA. This is awesome- studied these little guys in genatics lab for weeks!