You already know that a penis has arteries to bring blood to its erectile tissues, and veins that take the blood away again when it returns to its normal flaccid state. You may not know that there’s another set of vessels tucked under its skin. We just got our first good look at them.
Ever wanted to see inside the body of a crocodile in the highest of resolutions? Now you can, thanks to Ohio University Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology Larry Witmer. To understand dinosaur anatomy, he's turned to birds and crocodilians, their closest living relatives.
For the first time, scientists have been able to spot pigments in fossilized soft tissue — but for now it's only brown and black. This isn't the first time we've seen attempts to color check dinosaurs, but the previous attempts used melanin pigment molecules, which often aren't well preserved. The new research…
There's a cool new bit of photographic magic from the same group of imaging geeks who created the program GigaPan, which creates perfect panoramic photographs with the help of a robot-controlled tripod. Now you can see panoramas change over time.
These bubbles are so tiny that they can only be viewed under a microscope. It's one of several winners of an image contest in Chemical & Engineering News, and we've got a gallery of the resulting molecular weirdness.
At the bottom of a crater on Mars, these dunes are covered in sheets of dry ice. As sand blows across the top of the ice, the sheets break up and blow apart, creating these streaks and lozenges.
This isn't concept art for Dr. Manhattan or CG work for a nude android — it's the body of a random man, walking through an airport scanner. You won't meet the person viewing this ultra-revealing image, but still.
Using thousands of photographs of the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, a software program has created a beautiful, 3D rendering of the city. It looks like impressionist art, but it represents a major breakthrough in how computers process images.
Some insects and sea creatures produce sperm that is up to 10 times bigger than they are. Now scientists have used an innovative new x-ray technology to show how this bizarre situation evolved over hundreds of millions of years.
This image looks like an explosion in space, but it's actually gold nanorods bonding with a cancer cell. This type of gold nanoparticle could help researchers to watch a tumor grow in real time, within a few years, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford implanted nanoparticles into living mice and were able…