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Fascinating images from all parts of science!

Although my job is writing about science — putting it into words — there are times when images can say so much more than words. I am not much of a photographer or graphic artist, so most of these images were provided by other people, who are credited in the captions when I can remember who they were.

Walking on Water

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The waterlily leaf beetle uses water tension to travel. Note how its arched back causes the water surface to curve, and that in turn pulls it toward the blade of grass. Photo by John Bush and David Hu of MIT. From What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences.

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