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Stunning images prove that science and beauty can co-exist

3D reconstruction of a glass model of a jellyfish, imaged using X-rays in a micro-CT scanner by Dan Sykes, Natural History Museum. The artificial colours used here are based on the density of the glass. This incredible model was sculpted in glass in the mid-19th Century by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. The techniques used by this father and son team are not fully understood, it is hoped that this study will help reveal some of their secrets. (BNPS/RPS/Dan Sykes)

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)