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Image of the Day: Parental Prep

By | August 22, 2016

Zebra finches seem to help prepare their unborn chicks for a warmer climate by singing them a particular song, according to a study.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Eyes

Image of the Day: Golden Eyes

By | August 19, 2016

Compound eyes provide insects such as this robber fly with large fields of vision.

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image: Image of the Day: Cancer Up Close

Image of the Day: Cancer Up Close

By | August 18, 2016

HER2 testing can help researchers detect breast cancer cells (pictured) early on.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient River Dolphins

Image of the Day: Ancient River Dolphins

By | August 17, 2016

This linocut print by researcher-artist Alexandra Boersma depicts an extinct river dolphin species she and her colleagues describe today in PeerJ.  

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image: Image of the Day: Odd Couple

Image of the Day: Odd Couple

By | August 16, 2016

A rescued owl named Napolean takes shelter with Ingo, a German Shepherd. The pair live with their photographer owner in Germany.

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image: Image of the Day: Cell Orienteering

Image of the Day: Cell Orienteering

By | August 15, 2016

Epithelial cells in the sea squirt embryo have invaginations (indicated by the arrows) that appear to align their centrosomes (blue and red dots), keeping the cells oriented for their next division.

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image: Image of the Day: Drop It Like It’s Jaws

Image of the Day: Drop It Like It’s Jaws

By | August 12, 2016

To capture prey, the slow swimming, deep sea goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) can transition from unprotruded jaws (top) to fully protruded jaws (bottom) in about 300 milliseconds—a tactic scientists call “slingshot feeding.”

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image: Image of the Day: Model Organisms

Image of the Day: Model Organisms

By | August 11, 2016

Researchers often study zebrafish larvae to better understand vertebrate development.

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image: Image of the Day: Spinal Stretch

Image of the Day: Spinal Stretch

By | August 10, 2016

Even a snake embryo has an unusually long body, seen here coiled into a spiral. The Oct4 gene responsible for this elongated shape stays active far longer than in other vertebrates, including mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Cricket Cues

Image of the Day: Cricket Cues

By | August 9, 2016

Field crickets create social networks that are stable across generations, scientists have shown.

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