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Images Dated 2011 May

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Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK Featured May Print

Uffington White Horse, Oxfordshire, UK

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long, formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure has been shown to date back some 3, 000 years, to the Bronze Age, by means of optically stimulated luminescence dating carried out following archaeological investigations in 1994. These studies produced three dates ranging between 1400 and 600 BC. Iron Age coins that bear a representation comparable to the Uffington White Horse have been found, supporting the early dating of this artifact; counter suggestions that the figure was fashioned in the Anglo-Saxon period now seem untenable. Numerous other prominent prehistoric sites are located nearby, notably Wayland's Smithy long barrow. The Uffington is by far the oldest of the white horse figures in Britain, and is of an entirely different design from the others

© DAVID PARKER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Quaternionic fractals Featured May Print

Quaternionic fractals

Haemoglobin. Computer model of the haemoglobin molecule that transports oxygen around the body in red blood cells. It has four iron-containing haem groups (coloured spheres). The rest of the haemoglobin structure consists of four globin proteins (amino acid chains, coils). Each globin protein is wrapped around a haem group, protecting it from being oxidised and destroyed by the oxygen it is intended to transport. The structure of the haem molecules is not clearly seen, but the atoms are colour-coded: carbon (yellow), oxygen (red), nitrogen (blue) and iron (green). It is this iron atom that reversibly bonds to oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood

© LAGUNA DESIGN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Charles Darwin, British naturalist Featured May Print

Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. Darwin had briefly studied medicine and then trained in the clergy, but his interest was in natural history. In 1831 he set sail as naturalist on HMS Beagle (left), which was to provide the fieldwork for his famous book. His theory of evolution was published as On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection (1859). It caused a storm of controversy with Christian orthodoxy, as it contradicted the widely accepted belief that different animal and plant species were created by a divine creator (God)

© SMETEK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY