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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Eel

Image of the Day: Glowing Eel

By | November 13, 2015

This 2011 photograph of a false moray eel (family Chlopsidae; lower right) surrounded by fluorescent corals sparked a series of expeditions to study biofluorescent eels.

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image: Image of the Day: Verdant Vampire

Image of the Day: Verdant Vampire

By | November 12, 2015

The amoeba Vampyrella ulothrichis feeds by attaching itself to strands of algae (Ulothrix), piercing the cell walls, and vacuuming out the contents.

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image: Image of the Day: Fuzzy Vision

Image of the Day: Fuzzy Vision

By | November 11, 2015

A honeybee has approximately 3 million hairs covering its body, including those shown here on one of its eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Fancy Feathers

Image of the Day: Fancy Feathers

By | November 10, 2015

Differences in male (right) and female (left) plumage in the shining honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) and other songbirds may be driven by factors beyond sexual selection.

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image: Image of the Day: Calcium Colors

Image of the Day: Calcium Colors

By | November 9, 2015

In this Arabidopsis thaliana root tip, calcium ion concentrations in the mitochondria vary from low (blue) to medium (green) to high (red).

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image: Image of the Day: Here Be Dragons

Image of the Day: Here Be Dragons

By | November 6, 2015

The blue dragon nudibranch (Glaucus atlanticus) can feed on venomous Portuguese man o’ wars (Physalia physalis) and arm itself with their cnidarian sting.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby Yeast

Image of the Day: Baby Yeast

By | November 5, 2015

Two parent yeast cells (Schizosaccharomyces pombe), fused during sexual reproduction, release their four offspring (orange).

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image: Image of the Day: Desert Beauty

Image of the Day: Desert Beauty

By | November 4, 2015

South America’s Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, was blanketed in colorful flowers twice this year after record-breaking rainfall.

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image: Image of the Day: Ninja Tortoise

Image of the Day: Ninja Tortoise

By | November 3, 2015

The eastern Santa Cruz tortoise (Chelonoidis donfaustoi) was classified as a new species of Galápagos tortoise last month after genetic analyses separated it from the western Santa Cruz tortoise (C. porteri).

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image: Image of the Day: Killer Companions

Image of the Day: Killer Companions

By | November 2, 2015

Engineered T cells (purple) release nanoparticles (yellow) to recruit neighboring T cells in this assault on melanoma tumor cells (green).

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