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sugars on the outside of a cancer cell

CANCER'S SWEET CLOAK  Large surface proteins with chains of sugars (illustrated, yellow) on the outside of a cancer cell hide the tumor from immune attack and lull the immune system into a do-nothing trance. 

River in Egypt

WINDING WATERWAYS  Aerial views of watersheds like this one in Egypt can take on fractal-like appearances, with large rivers branching into ever-smaller streams.

Gardens of the Zoological Society of London

THE ZOO  In 1835, the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London housed an assortment of exotic animals, many of which struggled to survive.

Anchiornis wing under LSF

LASER LIGHTING  A next-generation imaging technique called laser-stimulated fluorescence reveals hidden skin in the feathered wing of the Jurassic dinosaur Anchiornis.



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