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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

By | April 27, 2017

Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).

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image: Image of the Day: Double Dose

Image of the Day: Double Dose

By | March 29, 2017

Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.

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image: Image of the Day: Plant Platforms

Image of the Day: Plant Platforms

By | March 21, 2017

Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.

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image: Image of the Day: Mouth Guards

Image of the Day: Mouth Guards

By | March 17, 2017

Grass cell stomata have a set of subsidiary cells flanking their guard cells, allowing the moisture-regulating portals to react more quickly to environmental conditions.

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image: Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae

Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae

By | March 15, 2017

This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.

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image: Image of the Day: Primordial Plants

Image of the Day: Primordial Plants

By | March 9, 2017

This ancient relative of the Ginkgo biloba (Umaltolepis mongoliensis) dates back 100 million years, to the early Cretaceous Period.

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image: Image of the Day: Power Plants

Image of the Day: Power Plants

By | February 6, 2017

Duckweeds, tiny aquatic plants, multiply rapidly in water without cultivation and can serve as a source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

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image: Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration

Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration

By | February 11, 2013

An illustration depicting the damaging effects of a tumor (red) on structural connections within the brain

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

Image of the Day: Glowing Gut

By | February 8, 2013

A maturing mouse gut nervous system (shown in orange), a mesh-like system of neurons that regulates digestion and gastrointenstial function, runs from the stomach through the intestines.

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Image of the Day

By | October 29, 2012

The Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly, shown here as a mating pair, is a weak flyer, making erratic movements as it bobs across the grass and rarely leaving ground level.

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