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In memory of Neil Armstrong

The world's first eyeless huntsman spider in its original habitat. Credit: Senckenberg/Peter Jäger.

Eye of the spider…or not

A German scientist has discovered the world’s first eyeless huntsman spider.

Green lacewing adults feed on flowers. Image: Hock Ping Guek

New green lacewing discovered in Malaysia

A Malaysian amateur photographer, Guek Hock Ping, captured a beautiful green lacewing in early 2011. Before freeing it, he took some pictures that were uploaded to Flickr. When Shaun Winterton, an entomologist who…

Golden lion tamarind

Primates in the wild

The females protect their larva with nine antibacterial substances. Image: Johannes Kroiss and Martin Kaltenpoth, MPI for Chemical Ecology Journal

Beewolf larvae protected by antibacterial cocktail

  Beewolves are digger wasps that love to hunt bees, but that comes at a price: their prey may be infected with pathogens, a threat for the beewolf larvae. Because the young insects…


Wellcome Image Awards 2012

Viral capsid proteins with drug binding site in yellow. Image: University of Melbourne

First images of the common cold virus

Saving lives one 3D image at a time.

A bubble of gas surrounds U Cam. Image: ESA/NASA

Star ejects bubble of gas

Near the North Celestial Pole, in the constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe), a star shines. The celestial body is a prime example of a carbon star (it contains more carbon than oxygen), but…


Fashion from the stars

A newborn bee breaks free from her nursery chamber within the colony nest. Image: Christofer Bang

Diabetes for bees

A bee’s sensitivity to sugar reveals her attitude to food.

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