Gabriela Munoz

This is how a heart becomes a heart

A “synchronised dance” of thousands of genes generates a healthy heart, but one faux pas may result in congenital heart defects.

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.

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…

Bilingualism increases mental agility

Bilingual children may have competitive advantages.

Tiny snail believed extinct is rediscovered

The oblong rocksnail, declared extinct in 2000, has made a comeback.

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…

Golden lion tamarind

Primates in the wild

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.

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…

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