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Image of the Day: Dragon Ants

By | August 3, 2016

Spikes on the backs of two new ant species discovered in Papua New Guinea led their discoverers to name the insects Pheidole drogon and P. viserion (pictured), inspired by dragons from the TV series “Games of Thrones.”

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image: Image of the Day: ALS Association

Image of the Day: ALS Association

By | August 2, 2016

Within the mouse dentate gyrus—pictured here with neurons (green) and stem cells (red) visible—scientists have discovered the expression of the murine version of a human amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–associated gene.

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image: Image of the Day: Bird Tracks

Image of the Day: Bird Tracks

By | August 1, 2016

To follow its migration route, researchers have affixed a geolocator to the back of this Swainson’s thrush in British Columbia.

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image: Image of the Day: Wolf Genomics

Image of the Day: Wolf Genomics

By | July 29, 2016

The US Fish and Wildlife Service may take gray wolves off the endangered species list this fall. But new genomic evidence suggests the agency’s reasoning may be flawed.

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image: Image of the Day: Rolling in the Gut

Image of the Day: Rolling in the Gut

By | July 28, 2016

A stylized, merged image from a time series shows a strain of Vibrio cholerae (blue) within the gut of a zebrafish.

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image: Image of the Day: Restored Movement

Image of the Day: Restored Movement

By | July 27, 2016

Researchers use transcranial magnetic stimulation to strengthen neural connections in a tetraplegic patient, enabling him to recover the ability to grasp a cup unaided.

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image: Image of the Day: Habitat Hopper

Image of the Day: Habitat Hopper

By | July 26, 2016

By analyzing the genomes of mouse lemurs found in Madagascar, scientists have found that the species spread across the island through a patchwork of forests that no longer exist.

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image: Image of the Day: Fluoresce to Impress

Image of the Day: Fluoresce to Impress

By | July 25, 2016

A flower will take up water mixed with fluorescent ink from a highlighter, making its petals glow in ultraviolet light.  

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image: Image of the Day: Agile Flyer

Image of the Day: Agile Flyer

By | July 22, 2016

Hummingbirds avoid colliding with things mid-flight by observing the vertical size of objects rather than pattern velocity.

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image: Image of the Day: Falcon Fidelity

Image of the Day: Falcon Fidelity

By | July 21, 2016

Peregrine falcons living in cities at higher densities—and, therefore, surrounded by more potential mates—are still largely monogamous.

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