The 'Jewel Caterpillar' is the most bizarre-looking creature you'll see…

We live in a strange, beautiful, and often alien-looking world. Case in point: the crystal-clear Jewel Caterpillar of Central and South America, pictured here in all its translucent glory. » 5/08/12 3:00pm 5/08/12 3:00pm

A chemical that can turn your organs transparent

Who needs an invisibility cloak when you can be transparent? Researchers in Japan recently developed a chemical reagent that turns biological tissue transparent, opening doors to optical imaging techniques and avenues of research that scientists have long only dreamed of. And speaking of dreaming — if you're going to… » 9/01/11 1:30pm 9/01/11 1:30pm