Bull’s-Eye

Hubble looks deep into the Universe

We can now see further into the skies than ever before.

Armour-covered floating beauty

‘Ehux’ is a micro-organism vital to marine food chains — it is also visually mesmerising.

Beautiful wreckage left by a supernova explosion

  It is not a pencil. It is not a celestial quidditch broom. It is a beautiful nebula formed 11,000 years ago after the violent death of a star.

Tigers on the brink of extinction

Tigers and humans try to coexist, but will we be able to save this endangered species?

Corals can suffer from nutrient imbalance

Improving water quality could help save coral reefs.

Eye of the spider…or not

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

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…

Australian skies: David Malin Award

This image won the David Malin Award, a prestigious astrophotography contest organised by the Central West Astronomical Society. Astrophotographer David Malin declared “Melbourne Moon” the overall winner. Photographer Phil Hart captured this image…

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…

First images of the common cold virus

Saving lives one 3D image at a time.

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