Kidney Stone Under Microscope
Scanning electron micrograph of a kidney stone (nephrolithiasis). Kidney stones form when salts, minerals and chemicals in the urine (for example calcium, oxalate and uric acid) crystallise and solidify. Small kidney stones are often passed naturally but larger stones can sometimes get lodged in the kidney or other parts of the urinary tract. Size of stone is 2 mm.
Image Credit: Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen/Wellcome Images
More images from the Wellcome Image Awards 2014: http://is.gd/gR8BuV
from Hashem AL-ghaili
Here’s what some ~actual adult people~ did when asked to label the male and female reproductive organs.
D’OH PLANE This series of photos shows the collision between a skydiver and a single-engine Cessna in Tampa, Florida on Saturday. Amazingly, neither the skydiver nor the pilot suffered major injuries. (Photos: Tim Telford via ABC News)
Credit to: Science Photo Library/Barcroft Media L
This week in science! via I fucking love science/fb
Contraceptive device: http://bit.ly/1cIVtpW
Black hole: http://bit.ly/1fbWkUD
Baby “cured”: http://bit.ly/1lD5AEQ
Global use of ‘Fahrenheit’ or ‘Celsius’
when will the rest of the world catch up
Burmese python (Python bivittatus) devours an alligator whole. These x-ray images show the digestion process unfolding over the six days after feeding…
(see more: PBS Nature)