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image: Image of the Day: Fancy Feet

Image of the Day: Fancy Feet

By | March 17, 2016

The growth (or absence) of foot feathers—“muffs”—in these pigeons is regulated by the relative expression of hindlimb and wing development genes.

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image: Image of the Day: Subterranean Settlers

Image of the Day: Subterranean Settlers

By | March 16, 2016

Soil bacteria (yellow) grow on the surface of an Arabidopsis plant root (purple and blue) in this colored electron scanning micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Undercover Veggie

Image of the Day: Undercover Veggie

By | March 15, 2016

This female jumping spider (Maevia inclemens) is supplementing her diet with nectar from a Prunus shrub.

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image: Image of the Day: Viral View

Image of the Day: Viral View

By | March 14, 2016

The Zika virion measures approximately 50 nanometers across and contains multiple protein types (shown in blue and green) both within and at the surface of the lipid membrane.

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image: Image of the Day: Wiped Out

Image of the Day: Wiped Out

By | March 11, 2016

Carpolestes simpsoni, illustrated here, is thought to have lived in what's now Wyoming until its extinction around 56 million years ago.

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image: Image of the Day: Rasping Ribbon

Image of the Day: Rasping Ribbon

By | March 10, 2016

This ridged tongue, or radula, belongs to a round-mouthed snail (Pomatias elegans) and is used to scrape up bits of dead leaves and disintegrating wood.

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image: Image of the Day: Clown Face

Image of the Day: Clown Face

By | March 9, 2016

This three-day-old larval peanut worm (Sipuncula) has been imaged using polarized light to highlight cilia (yellow), serotonin in the nervous system (red), and DNA (cyan).

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image: Image of the Day: Roundworm Romance

Image of the Day: Roundworm Romance

By | March 8, 2016

Two Pristionchus nematodes have maneuvered into a mating position in this colored scanning electron microscopy image.

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image: Image of the Day: Cretaceous Chameleon

Image of the Day: Cretaceous Chameleon

By | March 7, 2016

These pieces of amber from Myanmar contain remarkably intact specimens of various lizard species, including a 100 million-year-old chameleon.

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image: Image of the Day: Pondering Primate

Image of the Day: Pondering Primate

By | March 4, 2016

A baboon faces into the sunlight, apparently lost in its thoughts, at Cape Point Reserve in South Africa.

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