Why Do We Yawn?

Owls do it. Fetuses in the womb do it. But why?

The 2013 Winners Of Olympus BioScapes’ Microscopic Photography Contest

Microscopic photography is one of the most breathtaking and unconventionally beautiful forms of the artistic medium. In commemoration of the oft-overlooked genre, the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition has recently released its selection of 2013 contest winners. The images vary greatly in content, style, and appearance but what they do have in common is their uncanny ability to present viewers with a dynamic world that typically goes unbeknownst to the human eye. Nine images wowed judges enough to be included in the winners circle, along with one video entry.

Without further ado, here are the 2013 winners of the Digital Imaging competition:

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Visualizing The Shapes Of Sound

Two objects–lycopodium powder and subwoofers–convene to create one astounding video of how sound “looks” and moves.

The Most Amazing Discoveries Made While On Drugs

Drug Discoveries DNA

Source: Wikipedia

1. DNA

Drug Discoveries Francis Crick

Source: Blogspot


It’s a well-known fact that the discoverer of DNA’s double-helix structure was under the influence of a little hallucinogenic drug called LSD. The Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of the genetics research, Francis Crick, admitted to fellow scientists that he enjoyed dabbling in LSD to strengthen his mind and used it during his discovery of DNA. On a personal level, Crick was enlightened by Aldous Huxley’s accounts of experiments with LSD and other drugs, and was even a founding member of a group dedicated to the legalization of cannabis in the 60s.

2. PCR

Drug Discoveries Banks Mullis

Source: Edge

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