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Anatomy of a microscope

“Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?” wrote Victor Hugo in Les Miserables. That tidbit of microscope trivia and others are nicely outlined in this infographic charting the history of the device that occupies lab benches the world over…

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Infographic: meningitis and the brain

An outbreak of meningitis at Princeton University in Ottawa, Canada has encouraged the university to offer free vaccinations to students. Meningitis is the inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Different germs can cause it – usually bacteria or viruses and sometimes fungi. The Ottawa Sun created a full-page infographic to illustrate […]

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The bulk of the nation (infographic)

If you bought a paper this morning, particularly the Herald, you’ll have bene greated with front-page stories detailing a list of 49 foods that obese people should avoid. In fact, we should probably all avoid them, but University of Otago researchers who put the list together, are targeting people who are overweight or obese and […]

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What happens when camel meets car

A hazard we thankfully don’t have to contend with on rural roads in New Zealand – camels crossing the road. The thing about camels is that their long legs mean the full weight of their body ends up in the front windscreen of the average car as the infographic below from the Times of Oman […]

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