BIOLOGY

(Image: Brain nerve cell. The average human brain has about

100 billion neurones that can transmit information at 430 kph)

NATURE

(Image: Barnacle appendages. Award winner Olympus Imaging Competition.

Credit: Igor Siwanowicz, Janelia Research Campus, USA)

HEALTH

(Image: The Ebola virus causes hemorrhagic fever and has

a mortality rate of 83-90%. Credit: Visual Science)

TECHNOLOGY

(Image:The Z-machine at Sandia National Laboratories,

New Mexico is investigating fusion power)

GEOLOGY

(Image: Flowing lava at Mauna Loa, Hawaii)

MATHS &

PHYSICS

(Image: Charged particle tracks from proton collisions

at the Large Hadron Collider. Credit: CERN)

SKY AND SPACE

(Image: Galaxy M106 an intermediate spiral galaxy 25 million light-years

away in the constellation Canes Venatici. Credit: NASA)

 

 

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