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Image of the Day: Strawberry Feelers

By | November 16, 2016

This strawberry anemone (Corynactis californica) is not technically a sea anemone at all, but a corallimorph, though it shares its common name with a true anemone, Actinia fragacea.

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image: Image of the Day: Death of a Dinosaur

Image of the Day: Death of a Dinosaur

By | November 15, 2016

An artist's rendering of a bird-like dinosaur (Tongtianlong limosus) in its last moments before drowning in a swamp.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Weevil

Image of the Day: Golden Weevil

By | November 14, 2016

A filbert weevil (Curculio occidentis) sits atop an acorn, its preferred site for laying eggs.

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image: Image of the Day: Muscle Mosaic

Image of the Day: Muscle Mosaic

By | November 11, 2016

A newly developed staining technique to differentiate muscle fibers in rats and mice paints cells four different colors.

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image: Image of the Day: Cool Genes

Image of the Day: Cool Genes

By | November 10, 2016

Contrary to its name, the ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) grows in the desert, and researchers are studying its genome to better understand how it survives droughts.

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image: Image of the Day: Cat Nap

Image of the Day: Cat Nap

By | November 9, 2016

Jaguars (Panthera onca) are the largest cats in the Americas, but habitat loss is driving a slow decline in their numbers.

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image: Image of the Day: Do the Wave

Image of the Day: Do the Wave

By | November 8, 2016

Waves of calcium ions begin to propagate across cardiac cells in a mouse embryo just hours before the animal's first heartbeat.

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image: Image of the Day: Spiral Shoot

Image of the Day: Spiral Shoot

By | November 7, 2016

This developing plant shoot grew in a spiral after researchers disrupted the molecular pathway responsible for leaf organization.

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image: Image of the Day: Trippy Tripedaliidae

Image of the Day: Trippy Tripedaliidae

By | November 4, 2016

This box jellyfish (Tripedalia cystophora) lives in the Caribbean, where it feeds on copepods among roots of mangrove trees.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea-Dwelling Symbionts

Image of the Day: Sea-Dwelling Symbionts

By | November 3, 2016

Scientists date the origin of symbiosis between coral and algae to 210 million years ago.

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