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image: Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Skeleton

Image of the Day: Deep-Sea Skeleton

By | March 26, 2013

The anglerfish hangs a light at the end of the long protrusion from the front of its head in order to lure in prey.

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image: Image of the Day: Artificial Ear

Image of the Day: Artificial Ear

By | March 25, 2013

Scientists grew collagen from rats' tails and cartilage from cows' ears in a mold to create a life-like prosthetic.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Chameleon

Image of the Day: Tiny Chameleon

By | March 22, 2013

The first description of Brookesia micra, endemic to Madagascar, was published in 2012.

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image: Image of the Day: External Digestion

Image of the Day: External Digestion

By | March 21, 2013

Sundew plants trap bugs with their tentacle-like leaves, which curl up to hold prey while dissolving it with sticky droplets of digestive fluid. 

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image: Image of the Day: Crowded Cytoplasm

Image of the Day: Crowded Cytoplasm

By | March 20, 2013

A molecular model of the inside of an Escherichia coli cell, which is tightly packed with proteins and other macromolecules.

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image: Image of the Day: Glass Shell

Image of the Day: Glass Shell

By | March 19, 2013

A fossilized diatom, a microscopic aquatic alga that builds its intricate shell, or frustule, out of silica

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image: Image of the Day: Sound Spiral

Image of the Day: Sound Spiral

By | March 18, 2013

The cochlea funnels sound along the organ of corti (red), a strip of sensitive, hair-like cells which vibrate and send information to the brain, allowing people to hear.

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image: Image of the Day: Drab Disguise

Image of the Day: Drab Disguise

By | March 15, 2013

Brookesia superciliaris, a chameleon endemic to Madagascar, camouflages itself as a dead leaf.

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image: Image of the Day: Limber Seahorse

Image of the Day: Limber Seahorse

By | March 14, 2013

CT scans of a seahorse show its bony plates, which slide past each other as the animal bends, allowing it to be hard and yet flexible.

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image: Image of the Day: Parchment Worm

Image of the Day: Parchment Worm

By | March 13, 2013

The marine worm Chaetopterus variopedatus lives in a tube buried in the sand in shallow water and stores its gametes in leg-like appendages, called parapodia.

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