Walter Piorkowski's startling image above of live newborn lynx spiderlings at 6x magnification won 2nd place in Nikon's 2012 Photomicrography Competition. The winning image, at right, was Dr. Jennifer L. Peters and Dr. Michael R. Taylor's image of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo at 20x magnification.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.