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Stunning images prove that science and beauty can co-exist

Colored scanning electron micrograph showing red and white blood cells inside a small blood vessel by Steve Gschmeissner, Bedfordshire. The sample was prepared by freeze fracturing, rapidly freezing the sample with liquid nitrogen such that tissues are instantly preserved. If the sample is broken, the inner structures are revealed. In this frame, a tiny vein, or venule, has been opened to show the blood cells inside. (BNPS/RPS/Steve Gschmeissner)

Stunning images prove that science and beauty can co-exist

Stunning photographs from the prestigious Royal Photographic Society's latest exhibition prove that science and beauty can co-exist. These 100 sensational images come from various disciplines of science and highlight how important photography is for academics. Photography plays a crucial role in medicine, forensic science, engineering, archaeology, oceanography, natural history and many more areas. The International Images for Science exhibition can be seen at the Great North Museum in Hancock, Newcastle, England until Septmeber 29th, and showcases works from 54 scientists from around the world. (BNPS)