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image: Image of the Day: Gorgeous Gynandromorph

Image of the Day: Gorgeous Gynandromorph

By | January 8, 2015

A brush-footed butterfly (Lexias pardalis) with male left wings and female right wings—a rare condition known as bilateral gynandromorphy—will be on display at the Drexel University Academy of Natural Sciences starting January 17.

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image: Image of the Day: Spider Eyes

Image of the Day: Spider Eyes

By | January 7, 2015

Of their eight eyes, jumping spiders have one large pair front and center, shown here at 20x magnification.

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image: Image of the Day: Sparrow Signals

Image of the Day: Sparrow Signals

By | January 6, 2015

Male swamp sparrows (Melospiza georgiana) flap one wing to assert dominance over conspecifics in their territories in response to specific syllables in whistling calls of nearby males.

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image: Image of the Day: Cortical Recovery

Image of the Day: Cortical Recovery

By | January 5, 2015

A genetic change allows induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with frontotemporal dementia to differentiate into cortical neurons (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Illuminated Ice

Image of the Day: Illuminated Ice

By | January 2, 2015

A sunrise seen through an ice-covered window

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image: Image of the Day: Phenomenal Frost

Image of the Day: Phenomenal Frost

By | December 24, 2014

A winter scene from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee

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image: Image of the Day: Molecular Origami

Image of the Day: Molecular Origami

By | December 23, 2014

A new computational method allows researchers to design complex, three-dimensional DNA structures.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Bonanza

Image of the Day: Beetle Bonanza

By | December 22, 2014

Scientists have found 98 new species of Trigonopterus weevils among the leaf litter of Indonesian rain forests.

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image: Image of the Day: Win for Wildlife

Image of the Day: Win for Wildlife

By | December 19, 2014

The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is among four large carnivore species whose populations are rebounding across Europe thanks to conservation efforts, a study shows.

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image: Image of the Day: Feathery Filterers

Image of the Day: Feathery Filterers

By | December 18, 2014

Barnacles use appendages called cirri to scoop plankton and other food toward their mouths.

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