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image: Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

By | August 13, 2014

Particles of Ebola virus (orange) bud off from the surface of a cell from a monkey epithelial cell line.

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image: Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

By | August 12, 2014

The jaw anatomy of Lake Malawi cichlids is governed by a core dental gene network common to the earliest jawless fishes and modern vertebrates.

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image: Image of the Day: Mold Mob

Image of the Day: Mold Mob

By | August 11, 2014

A cluster of slime mold (Stemonitis sporangia) fruiting bodies on a rotting log.

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image: Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

By | August 8, 2014

An Indonesian Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra), considered a critically endangered species, snapped this selfie while playing with a photographer's camera. British photographer David Slater has requested that this image be removed from the public domain—he said he owns the copyright and should earn fees. Wikimedia said that the image, taken by a nonhuman subject, is free to share.

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image: Image of the Day: Silk Switch

Image of the Day: Silk Switch

By | August 7, 2014

When and how spiders spin silk is tightly controlled by a pH gradient across their ampullate glands.

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image: Image of the Day: Protein Mesh

Image of the Day: Protein Mesh

By | August 6, 2014

Recombinant prion proteins form long strands in bacteria (E.coli).

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image: Image of the Day: Elaborate Eggshell

Image of the Day: Elaborate Eggshell

By | August 5, 2014

A lacy pattern marks the outlines of cells that secreted the proteins for this fly (Drosophila virilis) eggshell.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Hungry Herons

Image of the Day: Hungry Hungry Herons

By | August 4, 2014

Five young green herons (Butorides virescens) perch on a branch.

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image: Image of the Day: Bright Eyes

Image of the Day: Bright Eyes

By | August 1, 2014

Hover flies (Orthonevra nitida) with distinctive eye markings like this are a common sight on every continent except Antarctica.

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image: Image of the Day: Mesmerizing Mucus

Image of the Day: Mesmerizing Mucus

By | July 31, 2014

Marine parchment worms (Chaetopterus sp.), pictured here in a full body fluorescent image, secrete a luminescent blue mucus that is surprisingly stable at temperatures ranging from –75ºC to 250ºC.

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