What caffeine looks like

That mug of coffee that’s going to save you from dozing off at your desk this morning, just look at it right now. Do you see it for what it is? No? Well then, maybe you need a better view. This scanning electron micrograph of caffeine crystals by Annie Cavanagh is so good, it was one of the winning shots from last year’s Wellcome Image Awards.

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