This microbe-crocheting engineer makes the invisible adorable

On biomedical engineer Ana Maria Porras’ Instagram, microbes that are typically invisible — and often unloved — are reimagined as cuddly, cute and crocheted.

Why do some galaxies die? These scientists are a step closer to understanding why

Why do some galaxies just fizzle while others of similar age and magnitude continue birthing stars? That’s a puzzle a University of Florida researcher is working with a multi-university team to try to solve.