These incredible landscape photographs were created under a microscope

The photographs from the Molecular Expressions Art in Photomicrography project appear to capture local landscapes and alien worlds, but the photographers can create these images without ever leaving the lab. These "microscapes" are made with vitamin C crystals, aspirin, penicillin, and other ingredients to create the… » 12/22/12 11:30am 12/22/12 11:30am

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