Studying bee sperm is difficult because of the way it coils, but fluorescent light illuminates the head of the sperm. Sperm quality may indicate stress levels in the bee colony.
A physicist explains how atoms arrange themselves into molecules – and how scientists are able to image these tiny bits of matter that make up everything around you.
So far, similar medical diagnostics tech has either required time-consuming post processing, or has used parts that prevented it from being integrated into a flat design.
Understanding when and how neurons die is an important part of research on neurodegenerative diseases like Lou Gehrig’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Understanding where and how memories are formed could lead to more ways to treat conditions like PTSD and addiction.
Scientists have been mapping the brain for centuries. New visualization tools bring them one step closer to understanding where thoughts come from and new ways to treat neurological disorders.
The NanoMslide causes potentially cancerous cells to ‘light up’ with vivid colour contrast. It has already been successful in finding early-stage breast cancer cells in human tissue.
DNA has been storing vast amounts of biological information for billions of years. Researchers are working to harness DNA for archiving data. A new method uses light to simplify the process.
Viruses are too small to visualise with traditional microscopes.
New scientific research reveals how Thomas Cromwell’s Machiavellian manoeuvring influenced his own depiction on the front of The Great Bible.
Born on July 18, 1635, this polymath broke ground in fields ranging from pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics and astronomy to civil engineering and architecture.
Sometimes photographic images are not able to capture and accurately represent science – especially at very tiny scales. This is where scientific visualisation comes in.
A new exhibition pairs paintings by Indigenous Australian artists with microscopic images captured by scientists. The parallels, as this gallery of pictures shows, are intriguing.
Shaped light enables deeper imaging of biological samples under the microscope and avoids damage to the tissue.
Research is not just about producing papers.
Working with an embedded artist for a year helped one physicist realise that art and science share a lot of common ground
A better understanding of science among ordinary people validates the vast amounts of public funds spent on scientific research.
Could this new technology do for the microscopic marine world what the first telescopes did for the heavens above?
A new scanning helium microscope offers the potential for capturing images with finer resolution than optical microscopes, but without damaging samples as with electron microscopes.
Winners of the Wellcome Images Award 2015 tell us about how they got their special shot.