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Scanning Electron Microscope image of a sewing machine needle.
Discovered while researching for my new blog. Did you know I’m writing sewing lessons? Get in on it!
Retrieved from Schmetz Needles
Okay, because someone requested tardigrades and I’m a smartass - I present you with a picture of my daughter with her very own water bear. Yes, this is something I do. This pic is like 3 years old and I don’t remember what’s happened to Mr. Water Bear more recently.Real microscopy photos later!!

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 
Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

shauryachats asked: Can you please give the top three's photographs here???

Absolutely no idea.

lovelysciencestuff asked: Hi, i'm a new entry in tumblr's world :) I really love your blog, it's great! My blog is all about science and I'm trying to have more followers, but I don't know how to do... Could you give me some suggest? I'd like to inject enthusiasm into this wonderful discipline. I'm sorry that my english is not so good, but I hope that you understand anyway.

It’s been added! I have to start going through all of the rest of my requests.


A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a freeze-fractured cross section through a nerve bundle. 
Axons (brown) of nerve cells are surrounded by insulating cells called the myeline sheet (purple). These allow for more efficient conduction of nerve impulses along these huge cells. The sciatic nerve in mammals goes from the base of the spine, to the bottom of your feet. These cells can reach up to more than a meter depending on how tall you are. The perinuerium is the connective tissue (blue) that surrounds the structure.
(Source: Facebook - NeuronsWantFood)
For more information on neurons, feel free to check out this wiki page on them!

maybethisaintme asked: I think seeing some species of beneficial gut bacteria would be cool! I had an idea to get a tattoo of them, but I don't know exactly what I want yet.

L. acidopholus


L. Salivarius

B. Longum

What do you want to see?

I asked this last week and got precisely one answer “Zooplankton”. Those are coming, but I’d love to know what else my subscribers want to see!

Scanning electron microscope image of a red blood cell squeezing out of a ruptured capillary. Capillaries spread throughout your entire body, carrying blood to every cell. Many are just large enough for a single red blood cell to fit through. Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner / Science photo libraryRetrieved from I Fucking Love Science

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