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Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs

By | February 22, 2017

Four newly discovered species of night frog (Nyctibatrachus) are now counted among the smallest frogs in the world.

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Image of the Day: Busy Bees

By | February 21, 2017

Worker bumblebees vary in how efficiently they bring pollen and nectar back to the hive—the most active foragers can make up to 40 times more trips than the least active ones.

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Image of the Day: Return of the Giant Tortoise

By | February 20, 2017

Thanks to conservation efforts, the critically endangered Pinzon Island tortoise (C. duncanesis) reproduced in 2015 for the first time in 100 years, and many of the offspring are now adults.

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Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors

By | February 17, 2017

Cuon alpinus, a wild canine found in India, lives peacefully alongside tigers and leopards, despite being in direct competition for food.

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Image of the Day: Seizure-Inducing Worms

By | February 16, 2017

Onchocerca volvulus, a parasitic worm, may cause a fatal form of epilepsy in children by inducing an autoimmune reaction.

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Image of the Day: Flying in Love

By | February 15, 2017

Bottle flies (Lucilia sericata) recognize potential mates by capturing the flashes of light that reflect off others' wings.

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Image of the Day: Mammary Trees

By | February 14, 2017

Long-lived stem cells are activated by ovarian hormones to help grow mammary glands during pregnancy.

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Image of the Day: Gandalf’s Hat

By | February 13, 2017

A new species of amoeba, Arcella gandalfi, is covered in a shell that resembles a wizard’s hat.

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Image of the Day: Transformers

By | February 10, 2017

These facial muscle cells were genetically reprogrammed into beating heart cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Faking it

Image of the Day: Faking it

By | February 9, 2017

Some female lampreys mate with multiple males, without releasing any eggs.

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