The Scientist magazine organises the "Labbies" (multimedia awards). Each year a panel of judges picks some videos and images as finalists for the awards and people can choose the best one in each category.
This year the five finalists are quite different but all of them are impressive. From natural selection to stem cell research for diabetes these videos are a good example of different research projects presented in a very catchy way.
The first video titled "The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and Adaptation" is about the adaptation of the rock pocket mice in the New Mexico's Valley of Fires where volcanoes have left patches of scorched black land.
"The Secret Lives of Honeybees" is the second video and shows us the “waggle” dances of the bees using forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras.
If you want to go on a journey inside the cell, "Nanoplanet: An expedition to the cell" is your video, and the third finalist.
"Embryogenesis in Living Colors", the fourth finalist, shows how the necessity of going further in a research project pushes the development of the techniques and machines used.
And the fifth finalist is this video titled "Diabetes: Progress and Promise in Stem Cell Research". This video shows the struggles of two patients with diabetes and the research project of the scientists who aim to develop an embryonic stem cell therapy for the chronic disease.