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Image of the Day: Best Foot Forward

By | October 24, 2016

The foot of the male diving beetle (Acilius spp.) is covered in suction cups that latch onto a female during mating. This colorized stack of confocal micrographs took fifth place in the Nikon Small World photo competition.

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image: Image of the Day: Carnivore Co-Op

Image of the Day: Carnivore Co-Op

By | October 21, 2016

A new mathematical model suggests that pack hunting among large carnivores only pays off when prey take a long time to kill and eat.

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image: Image of the Day: Crop Concern

Image of the Day: Crop Concern

By | October 20, 2016

Cornell University researchers are developing a new pesticide that could replace harmful neonicotinoids in the fight against agricultural pests, such as this European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis).

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image: Image of the Day: Bison Roots

Image of the Day: Bison Roots

By | October 19, 2016

Combined evidence from ancient DNA and cave art led scientists to conclude that the European bison, pictured here, appeared around 120,000 years ago as a result of hybridization between cattle ancestors and extinct steppe bison. The finding is published this week (October 18) in Nature Communications.

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image: Image of the Day: Orange Survivor

Image of the Day: Orange Survivor

By | October 18, 2016

The Oligodon maculatus snake is among many new species biologists are discovering on the Philippine island of Mindanao, where environmental exploitation is threatening biodiversity.

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image: Image of the Day: On the Move

Image of the Day: On the Move

By | October 17, 2016

Some blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) migrate earlier in the season than others. Late movers seem to make up for lost time by foraging more aggressively, researchers report.

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image: Image of the Day: Diversity on Display

Image of the Day: Diversity on Display

By | October 14, 2016

Still Life with Shells and Coral (1640), by Jacques Linard, reflects the broad adaptive radiation of gastropods, corals, and bivalves.

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image: Image of the Day: Fruity Fungus

Image of the Day: Fruity Fungus

By | October 13, 2016

This member of the fungal phylum Ascomycota, Aleuria aurantia, is commonly called the orange peel fungus.

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image: Image of the Day: Slow Zoom

Image of the Day: Slow Zoom

By | October 12, 2016

Researchers used a new imaging technique to capture these sharp images of an embryonic rat brain.

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image: Image of the Day: Fire Followers

Image of the Day: Fire Followers

By | October 11, 2016

These cup-shape fungi frequently turn up after forest fires, to soak up nutrients in the soil released by burning.

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