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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface | The Scientist Magazine®

Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface | The Scientist Magazine®

When blood vessels that are no longer needed are pruned, the cells making up the vessels fuse to prevent leakage, a process observed for the first time in vertebrates in zebrafish (pictured). Image of the Day - Merging Blood Vessels on The Scientist

When blood vessels that are no longer needed are pruned, the cells making up the vessels fuse to prevent leakage, a process observed for the first time in vertebrates in zebrafish (pictured). Image of the Day - Merging Blood Vessels on The Scientist

"The seeds of the Coco de Mer palm tree, which is endemic to the Seychelles islands, weigh in at up to 45 pounds and require 8 years to mature and germinate." From The Scientist

"The seeds of the Coco de Mer palm tree, which is endemic to the Seychelles islands, weigh in at up to 45 pounds and require 8 years to mature and germinate." From The Scientist

What Is Pollen? Plants produce round pollen grains. Individual grains are too tiny to see with the naked eye, but some can form large, visib...

What Is Pollen? Plants produce round pollen grains. Individual grains are too tiny to see with the naked eye, but some can form large, visib...

An insect Darwin collected 180 years ago was described as a new species, given the name Darwinilus sedarisi, on Darwin's 205th birthday.

An insect Darwin collected 180 years ago was described as a new species, given the name Darwinilus sedarisi, on Darwin's 205th birthday.

Spreading potentially lethal pathogens, influenza virus particles (brown) invade cilia (blue) in the airways of the human lung.

Spreading potentially lethal pathogens, influenza virus particles (brown) invade cilia (blue) in the airways of the human lung.

Kinky Combs - Male fruit flies use recently evolved sex combs on their legs to grasp and sexually stimulate females. Artyom Kopp, PLOS Biology

Kinky Combs - Male fruit flies use recently evolved sex combs on their legs to grasp and sexually stimulate females. Artyom Kopp, PLOS Biology

You may think that these were small pieces of art...nope just bacteria in petri dishes.

You may think that these were small pieces of art...nope just bacteria in petri dishes.

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