Tag Archive: science

Oregon’s ‘Lost Lake’ disappearing through lava tubes

Image source Oregon is home to the towering Cascades, a range of mountains and active volcanoes. The Lost Lake likely formed about 3,000 years ago, when lava flowing from a volcanic vent blocked a… Continue reading

The colorful sea slugs

Image credits: Jim Lynn The sea slug is also commonly referred to as a sea cucumber, mainly because of the of the sea slug’s shape and the fact that it is normally found on… Continue reading

Fascinating natural phenomena

There are some surprising phenomena that occur in nature but often times these brilliant phenomena happen so rarely. Colorful formations and startling optical illusions that produce strange weather appearances and catch our attention.… Continue reading

Lives Within a Drop of Water

A world so small that it fits into a drop of water. Michael Shribak/ Dr. Irina Arkhipova – Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole, Massachusetts – Philodina roseola (bdelloid rotifer), live specimen Video-enhanced polychromatic… Continue reading

Flower Nanostructures created in a beaker

These false-color SEM images reveal microscopic flower structures created by manipulating a chemical gradient to control crystalline self-assembly. To create the flower structures, Noorduin and his colleagues dissolve barium chloride (a salt) and… Continue reading

Scientific Illustrations by Noel Badges Pugh

Noel Badges Pugh creates scientific illustrations as well as artwork with a more psychedelic perspective. Inspired by nature and dreams, all’s created with an utmost appreciation for the details and structure of each… Continue reading

Light pillars over Ontario

Light pillars form when a bright light (from the sun, the moon or man-made light sources) reflects off the surfaces of millions of falling ice crystals associated with thin, high-level clouds. The pillars,… Continue reading

That’s how crows build their nests in Tokyo

Photo by Yosuke Kashiwakura The crows that live in Tokyo build their nests out of metal clothes-hangers. In such a large city, there are few trees, so the natural materials that crows need to… Continue reading

Lake in Tanzania turns animals into statues

Lake Natron takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash,… Continue reading