Stunning photographs transform a dewy spider web into a vast multiverse

Oleg Zhukov identifies as a "beginning photographer," but we doubt many people would think to use the word "beginner" when describing his work, especially after perusing his photostream. The Russian artist's macro photography is particularly arresting, thanks to a compelling combination of interesting subject matter and… » 8/17/12 10:05am 8/17/12 10:05am

Macrophotographs of insects are the most beautiful thing you've seen…

Are you a fan of embiggened bugs? Alex Wild — master of ceremonies over at Myrmecos — has just posted over 600 of his best photographs from 2011, and it is one of the most jaw-dropping collections of insect macrophotography we've ever seen. Click through to check it out — you won't be disappointed. » 12/30/11 12:30pm 12/30/11 12:30pm

The Eye-Popping Moment When Human Life Begins

This dazzling image looks like an orange sun blazing in an alien sky, but it's actually a micrograph of in-vitro fertilization, showing the moment at which the sperm penetrates the egg's membrane. It's just one of many award-winning science images. » 10/16/09 7:30am 10/16/09 7:30am