it is ok to be smart

birch pollen
 crystal flowers
crystal flowers

Ooh I just found this great blog It's Ok To Be Smart all about science and interesting things which led me to this tumbler page for the FEI company full of beautiful images from under an electron microscope, makes you think doesn't it?

... it also confirmed why parasites gross me out

 head lice agghh...
hydrothermal worm ... nooooooo!
thankfully this one lives at the bottom of the ocean.