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image: Image of the Day: Squid Shine

Image of the Day: Squid Shine

By | August 20, 2014

The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) relies on light produced by its symbiotic bacteria for camouflage.

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image: Image of the Day: Vibrant Worms

Image of the Day: Vibrant Worms

By | August 19, 2014

This stained glass "worm window" was created with images of C. elegans, with different dyes highlighting the muscles, embryo, or dissected organs.

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image: Image of the Day: Threatened Trout

Image of the Day: Threatened Trout

By | August 18, 2014

Conservation scientists study bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), a threatened species, at the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Boom

Image of the Day: Beetle Boom

By | August 15, 2014

Initially a harmless weed-eater, the Colorado Potato Beetle only became an invasive pest when potato cultivation increased in the Midwest.

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image: Image of the Day: Curled Up Cave-Dweller

Image of the Day: Curled Up Cave-Dweller

By | August 14, 2014

A previously unknown pill-millipede species from Madagascar (Sphaeromimus andrahomana) lives in dry forest caves.

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image: Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

Image of the Day: Ebola Emerging

By | August 13, 2014

Particles of Ebola virus (orange) bud off from the surface of a cell from a monkey epithelial cell line.

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image: Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

Image of the Day: Cichlid Chompers

By | August 12, 2014

The jaw anatomy of Lake Malawi cichlids is governed by a core dental gene network common to the earliest jawless fishes and modern vertebrates.

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image: Image of the Day: Mold Mob

Image of the Day: Mold Mob

By | August 11, 2014

A cluster of slime mold (Stemonitis sporangia) fruiting bodies on a rotting log.

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image: Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

By | August 8, 2014

An Indonesian Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra), considered a critically endangered species, snapped this selfie while playing with a photographer's camera. British photographer David Slater has requested that this image be removed from the public domain—he said he owns the copyright and should earn fees. Wikimedia said that the image, taken by a nonhuman subject, is free to share.

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image: Image of the Day: Silk Switch

Image of the Day: Silk Switch

By | August 7, 2014

When and how spiders spin silk is tightly controlled by a pH gradient across their ampullate glands.

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