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image: Image of the Day: Carry Me Home

Image of the Day: Carry Me Home

By | September 27, 2016

Forager Sahara Desert ants (Cataglyphis bicolor) are known to carry worker ants that are unfamiliar with the landscape from one nest site to another.

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image: Image of the Day: Crowned Caiman

Image of the Day: Crowned Caiman

By | September 26, 2016

Butterflies in the Amazon congregate on the head of a caiman to collect salt, a scarce mineral.

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image: Image of the Day: Buckeye Bloom

Image of the Day: Buckeye Bloom

By | September 23, 2016

A plume of flowers on a California buckeye tree (Aesculus californica), captured at night.

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image: Image of the Day: All Aboard

Image of the Day: All Aboard

By | September 22, 2016

This trainworm reproduces by detaching sperm- or egg-filled segments, called stolons, when it reaches maturity.

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image: Image of the Day: Landing Pad

Image of the Day: Landing Pad

By | September 21, 2016

A member of the hover fly family (Syrphidae) pauses on a leaf.

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image: Image of the Day: Retina Roadmap

Image of the Day: Retina Roadmap

By | September 20, 2016

In the optic fiber layer of a mouse retina, glial cells (green) and optic nerve fibers (red) help transmit visual stimuli to the brain.

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image: Image of the Day: Fine Folds

Image of the Day: Fine Folds

By | September 19, 2016

Artistic rendering of a dendritic cell

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image: Image of the Day: Delicate Perch

Image of the Day: Delicate Perch

By | September 16, 2016

This Anna's hummingbird (Calypte anna) rests on a twig in the San Gabriel Mountains of California.

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image: Image of the Day: Down to Earth

Image of the Day: Down to Earth

By | September 15, 2016

Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) in South Africa use the sun as a reference point to remember where they bury food, according to a study.

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image: Image of the Day: Heat Seekers

Image of the Day: Heat Seekers

By | September 14, 2016

A protein known to help cells withstand heat shock may also trigger the larvae of a parasitic flatworm (Schistosoma mansoni) to burrow into human flesh, researchers report.

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