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image: Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

By | July 15, 2016

NASA researchers predict that the Adélie penguin's range may shrink by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye-roll Worthy

Image of the Day: Eye-roll Worthy

By | July 14, 2016

The mantis shrimp—a crustacean capable of using 12 color channels compared to humans' three—can enhance the contrast of polarized light in a scene just by rolling its eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Moss Effect

Image of the Day: Moss Effect

By | July 13, 2016

By weathering rocks, mosses might have indirectly helped cool the climate during the Late Ordovician period, when carbon dioxide concentrations were eight times what they are today.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

By | July 12, 2016

Stem-cell derived neurons from patients with autism (left panel) show fewer inhibitory connections (red) than do those from people without autism (right panel).

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image: Image of the Day: Misnomer?

Image of the Day: Misnomer?

By | July 11, 2016

A new species of Chinese leaf-roller weevil, Evemphyron sinense, may not actually roll leaves.

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image: Image of the Day: Preserved Bird

Image of the Day: Preserved Bird

By | July 8, 2016

This near-complete skeleton of Calciavis grandei, a close relative of ostriches that lived 50 million years ago, was found in Wyoming with fossilized feathers, bones, and soft tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: NET-casting Neutrophils

Image of the Day: NET-casting Neutrophils

By | July 7, 2016

Neutrophils have the ability to eject their DNA as threads (neutrophil extracellular traps, or NETs) to capture invaders.

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image: Image of the Day: Sexual Deception?

Image of the Day: Sexual Deception?

By | July 6, 2016

Variability in duration of sexual skin swelling cycles in female bonobos may help reduce mate-guarding efforts by males, researchers propose.

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image: Image of the Day: Spider Discovery

Image of the Day: Spider Discovery

By | July 5, 2016

A new species of spider, Cheiracanthium ilicis, was found inhabiting Holm oaks in Central Spain. 

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image: Image of the Day: Weed Killer Gone Wild

Image of the Day: Weed Killer Gone Wild

By | July 4, 2016

Herbicides are widely used in North American “wildlands,” researchers have found.

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