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image: Image of the Day: Psychedelic Cells

Image of the Day: Psychedelic Cells

By | August 6, 2015

Scientists placed individual cells atop microscopic polymer pillars to measure forces exerted by the cells, and created an accidental work of art.

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image: Image of the Day: Baobab Alley

Image of the Day: Baobab Alley

By | August 5, 2015

This grove of baobab trees (Adansonia grandidieri), native to Madagascar, is surrounded by waterlilies.

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image: Image of the Day: Gentle Giant

Image of the Day: Gentle Giant

By | August 4, 2015

The wingspans of giant manta rays (Manta birostris) like this one can reach 23 feet.

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image: Image of the Day: Dazzling Diatoms

Image of the Day: Dazzling Diatoms

By | August 3, 2015

Their bright colors and intricate shapes make single-celled algae called diatoms a perfect medium for microscopic art

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image: Image of the Day: Archived in Amber

Image of the Day: Archived in Amber

By | July 31, 2015

This anole lizard was found entrapped in amber from the Miocene Epoch.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye-Catching Adipose

Image of the Day: Eye-Catching Adipose

By | July 30, 2015

This colored micrograph shows mouse fat cells (red) interlaced with blood vessels (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Bone Cancer

Image of the Day: Bone Cancer

By | July 29, 2015

Pictured here is the nucleus (blue), mitochondria (yellow), and actin (purple) of an osteosarcoma cell.

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image: Image of the Day: Lipid Lasers

Image of the Day: Lipid Lasers

By | July 28, 2015

Dyed oil droplets (yellow) inserted into fat cells respond to pulses of light by emitting focused beams, turning the cells into tiny “lasers” (cell nuclei shown in light blue; collagen shown in dark blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Feet

Image of the Day: Sticky Feet

By | July 27, 2015

This confocal micrograph reveals the adhesive pad on the foreleg of a ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) at 20× magnification.

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image: Image of the Day: Hair Ice

Image of the Day: Hair Ice

By | July 24, 2015

Fungus living on dead wood allows fine, silky strands of ice to form “hairy” arrangements, like the one shown here.

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