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image: Image of the Day: Simulated Splatter

Image of the Day: Simulated Splatter

By | February 26, 2016

The LES forest simulator grows colored dots, each representing a tree, which compete with one another for resources and change in size and number over time.

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image: Image of the Day: Coral Contagion

Image of the Day: Coral Contagion

By | February 25, 2016

Mass coral bleaching, a growing problem at the Great Barrier Reef, might be linked to infection by herpes-like viruses.

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image: Image of the Day: Algal Arrangement

Image of the Day: Algal Arrangement

By | February 24, 2016

Seven species of single-celled, freshwater algae (desmids) are arranged on top of each other in this composite image.

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image: Image of the Day: Amazonian Arachnid

Image of the Day: Amazonian Arachnid

By | February 23, 2016

Charinus guto is one of eight new species of whip spider identified in the Brazilian Amazon last week (scale bar 1 mm).

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image: Image of the Day: Virtual Framework

Image of the Day: Virtual Framework

By | February 22, 2016

A digital reconstruction of Sivatherium giganteum—an extinct Pleistocene relative of modern giraffes—from a collection of bones at the Natural History Museum, London.

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image: Image of the Day: Arctic Tour

Image of the Day: Arctic Tour

By | February 19, 2016

Beluga whales make their way through patches of sea ice around West Greenland.

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image: Image of the Day: Floral Fossil

Image of the Day: Floral Fossil

By | February 18, 2016

One of the first fossil specimens of an asterid—the plant group that includes potato, tomato, tobacco, and coffee—preserved in amber for more than 20 million years.

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image: Image of the Day: Multicolored Muscles

Image of the Day: Multicolored Muscles

By | February 17, 2016

Muscle fibers form when several cells fuse into myotubes containing many nuclei (stained in red and blue) and continuous cytoplasm (stained in green).

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Spawn

Image of the Day: Sea Spawn

By | February 16, 2016

A colony of Acropora millepora corals releases gametes into the sea during a mass spawning event at the Great Barrier Reef.

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image: Image of the Day: Bygone Battle

Image of the Day: Bygone Battle

By | February 15, 2016

Two fighting ants from different species have been trapped in this Burmese amber for 100 million years.

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