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image: Image of the Day: Monarch Mob

Image of the Day: Monarch Mob

By | October 6, 2014

Monarch butterflies fill the sky at the El Rosario sanctuary in Michoacán, Mexico; an early return south this year suggests their numbers may be rebounding.

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image: Image of the Day: Primordial Moocher

Image of the Day: Primordial Moocher

By | October 3, 2014

The oldest known fossil of a clavigerite beetle, a social parasite of ant colonies, was discovered in a piece of 52-million-year-old amber from India.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Ice Substitute?

Image of the Day: Sea Ice Substitute?

By | October 2, 2014

A herd of 35,000 walruses was found on shore in northwest Alaska this week during an aerial survey of arctic marine mammals by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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image: Image of the Day: Emerging Eye

Image of the Day: Emerging Eye

By | October 1, 2014

A false-colored confocal microscope image (1500x) of the Drosophila melanogaster visual system halfway through pupal development, showing the retina (gold), photoreceptor axons (blue), and brain (green)

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image: Image of the Day: Adhesion in Action

Image of the Day: Adhesion in Action

By | September 30, 2014

Model of vesicle adhesion, rupture, and island dynamics during the formation of a supported lipid bilayer

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image: Image of the Day: Sanctioned Sanctum

Image of the Day: Sanctioned Sanctum

By | September 29, 2014

The plate-like coral Montipora aequituberculata at Jarvis Island, now under increased protection as part of the US Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument

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image: Image of the Day: Ethereal Alga

Image of the Day: Ethereal Alga

By | September 26, 2014

In the unicellular freshwater alga Cosmarium (magnified 100x), an isthmus containing a single haploid nucleus separates two symmetrical semicells.

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image: Image of the Day: Snake Scuffle

Image of the Day: Snake Scuffle

By | September 25, 2014

Male Indian rat snakes (Ptyas mucosa) engage in a “combat dance” for breeding rights.

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image: Image of the Day: Mimetic Matrix

Image of the Day: Mimetic Matrix

By | September 24, 2014

A silk scaffold (blue) allows neurons (yellow) to grow into three-dimensional tissue that resembles the brain's cortex—a useful research tool.

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image: Image of the Day: Seeking Shelter

Image of the Day: Seeking Shelter

By | September 23, 2014

At sunset on the Ethiopian Highlands, geladas scamper to their sleeping roosts to hide from predators.

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