Look at All These Insane Deep-Sea Creatures Biologist Just Found In White Sea

Fantastic underwater photos by Alexander Semenov, a marine biologist and a professional underwater photographer. Also he is a head of the scientific divers team at the White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia. The station was founded in 1938 and mostly it was built by enthusiasts who came here because of the amazing atmosphere that had being developed over many years at the station. This is an unusual and unique mix of students energy, serious science and the harsh northern nature. Continue reading »

The 2108 UK Royal Society Of Biology Photographer Of The Year Shortlist


Organic crystals by Henri Koskinen. Taken in Helsinki, Finland. Describe what is pictured? Citric acid in crystal form. Citric acid is a weak organic acid that occurs naturally in citrus fruits. In biochemistry it is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms. How does this image fit with the theme of the competition? My image depicts citric acid crystallised on a microscope glass slide. Citric acid is an organic compound that occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms. (Photo by Henri Koskinen/Royal Society of Biology) Continue reading »

Assistant Professor Of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Creates Amazing Precise Metallic Replicas Of Ancient Fossils And Cells

By day, D. Allan Drummond is Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at The University of Chicago, where he runs the Drummond Lab. After hours, his interest in evolution and cellular structure takes a different, tangible form. Drummond constructs exacting replicas of creatures from the deep fossil record, paying specific attention to the detail of their underbellies, which are often obliterated by the passage of time. Continue reading »

Winning Photos Of The 2017 UK Royal Society Of Biology Photographer Of The Year

Shortlisted: “Two big eyes” by Miao Yong (Zejiang province, China). Damselflies look over the leaves.

“I was photographing insects in a park near my home when suddenly I found two damselflies in the grass. They kept flying and it was very difficult to focus until suddenly they parked behind a leaf”. (Photo by Miao Yong/2017 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year) Continue reading »

UK Royal Society Of Biology’s Photographer Of The Year Shortlist

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“The Autumn’s Beauty” by Amitava Chandra. “This unique white grass, a gift from nature to enhance the beauty of autumn, is colloquially called kash. For a short period during autumn it erupts in abundance without any cultivation or help from man”. Taken in Kolaghat, West Bengal. (Photo by Amitava Chandra/2016 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year competition) Continue reading »

This Biology Teacher Has Her Own Way of Teaching About the Human Body at School

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Debby Heerkens, a biology teacher at the Groene Hart Rijnwoude school in the Netherlands, came up with a truly memorable way to educate her students. She stood up on her desk and stripped off her clothes to reveal a full suit of spandex illustrated with accurate muscles and organs. Below that, another set of spandex illustrated where all the bones in her body are.
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Society of Biology Photography Award 2014

From rural life in India to a chick growing inside its embryo and a sea turtle eating a purple jellyfish, the Society of Biology has released their stunning photography competition shortlist. This year’s theme of Home, Habitat and Shelter drew almost 800 entries from amateur photographers competing to win the top prizes of £1,000 for over-18s and £500 for younger participants. The organisers encouraged photographers to “think creatively about the unique ways animals, plants and organisms exploit their environment in order to survive”. Photographic insights into biodiversity, genetic diversity and conversation issues were encouraged, as were pieces using light microscope techniques to explore the theme from another angle.

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“A Shelter Designed by Nature”. Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines: A shelter designed by nature by Robert Cabagnot. (Photo and caption by Robert Cabagnot/UK Society of Biology Photography Award 2014)
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