Betsy Mason at Wired Science just shared some of the great photos that were included in this year’s Nikon’s Small World competition.
Some of the winning images in this year’s Nikon’s Small World photomicrography contest capture some of the first moments inside the eggs of animals including starfish and butterflies.
I was lucky enough to be one of the judges for this year’s competition, and among the most memorable of the 2,200 entries were images of the first few cells at the very beginning of an organism’s life. I’ve gathered some of the best photomicrographs of these early moments in this gallery.
My favourite one: Reakirt’s Blue Butterfly Egg on Pink Powderpuff Bud (David Millard, Austin, Texas, USA)
I know I shouldn’t use these images here, but I can’t resist the temptation. What can you see on the pictures?
All images are courtesy of a Flickr user called Surfactant who has a fantastic collection of medical images including X-Rays. Check out his page!
Friday fun with medicine-related advertisements. I hope Vanessa will like these as well. Enjoy it!
Against second hand smoking
The source of the images is Print Ads.
(Hat Tip: Napi Adag )
One of my favourite sites is Crooked Brains where I found these fantastic images yesterday. They write:
It’s a wonder to know such a beauty in the stone can be a problem in a kidney.
Anyway, personally I find it hard to remember all the types of kidney stones. But with these photos, it should be an easier task:
Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate.
Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate with superficial Dihydrate.
Further reading for your pleasure:
I’m so sad that I haven’t been able to participate in Science Foo Camp:
Nature is therefore delighted to be collaborating with O’Reilly to organise the second annual Science Foo Camp, which is being very generously hosted by Google. About 200 leading scientists, technologists, writers and other thought-leaders will be gathering for a weekend of discussion, demonstration and debate.
Here are some summaries of the event: bbgm; Nodalpoint; Daily Transcript…
Finally, yesterday I attended a virtual meeting in Second Life where the interns of Ann Myers Medical Center talked about the future of the project. Many mind-blowing ideas about promotion and the first medical simulation that will take place this Thursday!
I’m that guy on the left (Berci Dryke), DoctorAnn on the right is the mind behind the whole project.
Yes, this is going to revolutionize medical education. Why? Because me, a Hungarian medical student can learn from physicians from around the world. I can ask them what kind of diseases to talk about. I get a chance to learn without borders and limits.
Don’t you believe? Then follow Scienceroll because I’m going to make many pictures, videos during the process (as a medical student it’s not going to be so easy to solve the first case presentation).
The Wellcome Trust has released its Wellcome image collection under the Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial Licence 2.0. We’ll see how
we can use it in Wikipedia. Here is a short collection of some images of the Wellness category:
Digitally enhanced MRI of the human head showing the brain and spinal cord in orange/yellow and the other tissues in blue and pink.
6 day old human embryo beginning to implant into the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
It’s good to see improvements and projects like this one.
Update: According to the useful comments below, here are some resources (Wikimedia Commons Licensing and freedomdefined.org) saying that we can’t use these in Wikipedia.