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image: Image of the Day: Tufted Transduction

Image of the Day: Tufted Transduction

By | September 1, 2015

These sensory hair cells from a domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) turn sound vibrations into electrical signals that travel from the inner ear to the brain.

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image: Image of the Day: Living Art

Image of the Day: Living Art

By | August 31, 2015

Scientists and artists worked together to craft this mural using cultured bioluminescent bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Cyan Cellulose

Image of the Day: Cyan Cellulose

By | August 28, 2015

This fluorescence micrograph of a soybean stem cross section highlights its cell walls in the parenchyma (yellow) and phloem (blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Newly Neuronal

Image of the Day: Newly Neuronal

By | August 27, 2015

Some of these cells have been converted from human fibroblasts into serotonin-producing neurons (green). (Cell nuclei labeled in blue.)

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image: Image of the Day: All Aglow

Image of the Day: All Aglow

By | August 26, 2015

When exposed to a fluorescence excitation flashlight, these aggregating anemones (Anthopleura elegantissima) light up due to their natural expression of green fluorescent protein.

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image: Image of the Day: Diatom Details

Image of the Day: Diatom Details

By | August 25, 2015

An intricate pattern of holes along a diatiom's glass-like outer cell wall allows the organism to exchange gases and nutrients with its environment.

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image: Image of the Day: Late Bloomer

Image of the Day: Late Bloomer

By | August 24, 2015

This 5.5-foot-tall titan arum plant (Amorphophallus titanum) has taken around a decade to flower, and should do so any day now.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Corn

Image of the Day: Colorful Corn

By | August 21, 2015

This glass gem corn is a product of selective breeding.

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image: Image of the Day: A Founding Flower?

Image of the Day: A Founding Flower?

By | August 20, 2015

At an estimated 130 million to 125 million years old, this remarkably intact Montsechia vidalii is the oldest known fossil of a flowering plant.

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image: Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink

Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink

By | August 19, 2015

The stained vascular bundles of this lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) cross section revealed a tiny portrait made of cells.

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