Transport - Virgin Atlantic - Richard Branson Photocall - London
Virgin Atlantic chief Richard Branson at the launch of his scheme to tempt business passengers to travel with the airline. From November 1st every passenger on Virgin's new upper class business service will be given a free economy class ticket
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Stalk-eyed fly, SEM
Stalk-eyed fly. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of a stalk-eyed fly (family Diopsidae). Stalk-eyed flies are mostly tropical insects, with one species being found in North America. The length of the stalks that their eyes are on varies and can be as long as their bodies. Although having their eyes on stalks allows a greater range of vision, it also poses an aerodynamic handicap. Magnification: x40 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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DNA in all living things, artwork
DNA in all living things. Conceptual artwork representing the universality of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and the genetic code in all living things. The strands of the DNA double helix make up a man's face. The helix contains yeast (a fungus, top), a flowering plant (upper right), a sheep (upper centre), a fruit fly (centre left), a pig (lower right) and a flatworm (bottom). Many of these organisms have been used in genetic research: sheep have been cloned, pigs have been genetically modified so that their organs can be transplanted into humans, fruit flies are used to study the effects of genes and yeasts have been used to produce human DNA for the Human Genome Project.
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