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image: Image of the Day: Chaotic Capillaries

Image of the Day: Chaotic Capillaries

By | October 21, 2013

Mutated human vascular cells form a disorganized blood vessel network when transplanted into immunocompromised mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Arachnid Ancestor

Image of the Day: Arachnid Ancestor

By | October 18, 2013

The colors superimposed on the head of fossilized spider relative Alalcomenaeus reveal copper in blue, iron in magenta, and the outline of the arthropod's nervous system in green.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby Butterfly

Image of the Day: Baby Butterfly

By | October 17, 2013

The reddish lines visible inside this butterfly egg are the future mandibles of a speckled wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) caterpillar.

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image: Image of the Day: Fluorescent Froghopper

Image of the Day: Fluorescent Froghopper

By | October 16, 2013

The bow-like anatomical feature that allows a froghopper (Philaenus spumarius) to jump 100 times their body length naturally fluoresces blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Compact Brain

Image of the Day: Compact Brain

By | October 15, 2013

This model of a neural network, with individual nuclei labeled in blue and neuronal processes in red, was made by culturing rat hippocampal neurons on a silicon disc coated with a fluorescent amino acid (in green).

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image: Image of the Day: Light Up

Image of the Day: Light Up

By | October 14, 2013

This tobacco plant glows by expressing a luciferase gene.

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image: Image of the Day: Arthropod Antenna

Image of the Day: Arthropod Antenna

By | October 11, 2013

A scanning electron micrograph of the surface of a wasp (Vespula vulgaris) antenna

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image: Image of the Day: Eel Aglow

Image of the Day: Eel Aglow

By | October 10, 2013

A transverse section through a Japanese freshwater eel (Anguilla japonica), which naturally expresses a green fluorescent protein called UnaG in its muscle cells

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image: Image of the Day: Spiny Spider

Image of the Day: Spiny Spider

By | October 9, 2013

This female spiny orbweaver spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis), at 6 millimeters long, dwarfs her 3 millimeters-long mate.

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image: Image of the Day: Cholesterol Crystals

Image of the Day: Cholesterol Crystals

By | October 8, 2013

Cholesterol (blue and orange splotches) visualized using polarized light microscopy

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