Lavender leaf by ANNIE CAVANAGH AND DAVID MCCARTHY  This false-coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a lavender leaf (Lavandula) imaged at 200 microns. Lavender, which is native to the Mediterranean region, is an evergreen shrub that grows to about three feet high and has small blue or purple flowers and narrow grey leaves. Lavender yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, which can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics and topical applications.

Lavender leaf by ANNIE CAVANAGH AND DAVID MCCARTHY This false-coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows a lavender leaf (Lavandula) imaged at 200 microns. Lavender, which is native to the Mediterranean region, is an evergreen shrub that grows to about three feet high and has small blue or purple flowers and narrow grey leaves. Lavender yields an essential oil with sweet overtones, which can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics and topical applications.

Magic Corn

Magic Corn

Here’s the story of “glass gem corn” from the folks at Seeds Trust… Seedsman Greg Schoen got the seed from Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee man, now in his in Oklaho…

Fluorescence of polynoid worm Lepidonotus squamatus

Fluorescence of polynoid worm Lepidonotus squamatus


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Small Lamphun leaf insect / Wood-Mason’s leaf insect by bug eye, Thailand, via Flickr

Small Lamphun leaf insect / Wood-Mason’s leaf insect by bug eye, Thailand, via Flickr

Sunset Moth Wing Profile. PBase. 2005. Sunset Moth Wing Profile by Bangkok Photographer. [online] Available at: http://www.pbase.com/colind/image/44207719

Sunset Moth Wing Profile. PBase. 2005. Sunset Moth Wing Profile by Bangkok Photographer. [online] Available at: http://www.pbase.com/colind/image/44207719

The order Coleoptera includes more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. Beetles are amazing.

The order Coleoptera includes more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. Beetles are amazing.

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Estrela do mar, photo by Alexandre Semenov

A Beleza das Estrelas do Mar Em Macrofotografias

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