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Image of the Day: Happy Medium

By | December 3, 2014

A new software program called cellPACK allows researchers to efficiently model mid-sized biological structures, such as this HIV particle.

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image: Image of the Day: Regulating Red

Image of the Day: Regulating Red

By | December 2, 2014

The fibrous roots of white Albina Vereduna beets (control plant, left) turn red when they overexpress a MYB transcription factor that upregulates red betalain pigment production (right).

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image: Image of the Day: Fun-Size Fungi

Image of the Day: Fun-Size Fungi

By | December 1, 2014

A collection of tiny mushrooms recently found in Jackson State Forest in Mendocino County, California

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image: Image of the Day: Dino Kids’ Club?

Image of the Day: Dino Kids’ Club?

By | November 28, 2014

Newly discovered juvenile specimens of the horned dinosaur Protoceratops suggest the animals gathered in age-segregated groups (scale bar 100 mm).

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image: Image of the Day: Marked Shark

Image of the Day: Marked Shark

By | November 26, 2014

In Mexico's Gulf of California, a researcher releases a tagged juvenile scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini); the first detailed tracking of this species' movements could inform conservation efforts.

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image: Image of the Day: Diminished Diet

Image of the Day: Diminished Diet

By | November 25, 2014

The loss of preferred host plants has likely contributed to the decline of wild bees, according to a new analysis of pollen from museum specimens in the Netherlands.

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image: Image of the Day: Pink Slime

Image of the Day: Pink Slime

By | November 24, 2014

The giant pink slug (Triboniophorus aff. graeffei), recently determined to be a distinct species, can grow up to 8 inches long and lives only on Mount Kaputar in eastern Australia.

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image: Image of the Day: Mutation Muffler

Image of the Day: Mutation Muffler

By | November 21, 2014

The underground hyphae of the honey mushroom Armillaria gallica may stretch over hundreds of meters and live for centuries, and the fungi accumulate relatively few mutations throughout their lives.

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image: Image of the Day: Glimmering Mimic

Image of the Day: Glimmering Mimic

By | November 20, 2014

This glow-in-the-dark giant cockroach (Lucihormetica luckae) may have evolved its association with bioluminescent bacteria to mimic a toxic click beetle.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby Nose Hairs

Image of the Day: Baby Nose Hairs

By | November 19, 2014

The olfactory antennules of juvenile shore crabs (Hemigrapsus oregonensis) have relatively large, flexible chemosensory hairs, which enable them to sniff like adult crabs (SEM, scale bar 200 microns).

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