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image: Image of the Day: Disappearing Act

Image of the Day: Disappearing Act

By | November 21, 2016

More bird species are at risk of extinction than previously estimated. This purplish-mantled tanager, for instance, may disappear as a result of deforestation.

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image: Image of the Day: Bee Trouble

Image of the Day: Bee Trouble

By | November 18, 2016

A parasitic mite (Varroa jacobsoni) appears poised to switch hosts and begin preying on a common pollinator, the European honey bee (Apis mellifera).

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image: Image of the Day: Islands in the Sky

Image of the Day: Islands in the Sky

By | November 17, 2016

The crowns of some tropical trees shy away from one another, creating “islands” for critters that call the trees home.

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image: Image of the Day: Strawberry Feelers

Image of the Day: Strawberry Feelers

By | November 16, 2016

This strawberry anemone (Corynactis californica) is not technically a sea anemone at all, but a corallimorph, though it shares its common name with a true anemone, Actinia fragacea.

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image: Image of the Day: Death of a Dinosaur

Image of the Day: Death of a Dinosaur

By | November 15, 2016

An artist's rendering of a bird-like dinosaur (Tongtianlong limosus) in its last moments before drowning in a swamp.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Weevil

Image of the Day: Golden Weevil

By | November 14, 2016

A filbert weevil (Curculio occidentis) sits atop an acorn, its preferred site for laying eggs.

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image: Image of the Day: Muscle Mosaic

Image of the Day: Muscle Mosaic

By | November 11, 2016

A newly developed staining technique to differentiate muscle fibers in rats and mice paints cells four different colors.

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image: Image of the Day: Cool Genes

Image of the Day: Cool Genes

By | November 10, 2016

Contrary to its name, the ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) grows in the desert, and researchers are studying its genome to better understand how it survives droughts.

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image: Image of the Day: Cat Nap

Image of the Day: Cat Nap

By | November 9, 2016

Jaguars (Panthera onca) are the largest cats in the Americas, but habitat loss is driving a slow decline in their numbers.

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image: Image of the Day: Do the Wave

Image of the Day: Do the Wave

By | November 8, 2016

Waves of calcium ions begin to propagate across cardiac cells in a mouse embryo just hours before the animal's first heartbeat.

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