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Image of the Day: Beach Patrol

By | August 31, 2016

Female banana fiddler crabs (Uca mjoebergi) sometimes hole up with males, not to find a mate, but for protection. 

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image: Image of the Day: Surviving Rhinos

Image of the Day: Surviving Rhinos

By | August 30, 2016

These two black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) are among a dwindling population in southern and eastern parts of Africa.

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image: Image of the Day: Bright Mite

Image of the Day: Bright Mite

By | August 29, 2016

Water mites (Hydrachnidiae) are as colorful as they are tiny, ranging in hue from scarlet to yellow.

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image: Image of the Day: Desert Fluorescent

Image of the Day: Desert Fluorescent

By | August 26, 2016

Scorpions like this one fluoresce under UV light, enabling researchers with black lights to track the animals at night.

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image: Image of the Day: Reef Feeders

Image of the Day: Reef Feeders

By | August 25, 2016

Sea anemones feed by capturing prey in their fleshy feelers.

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image: Image of the Day: Actin Architecture

Image of the Day: Actin Architecture

By | August 24, 2016

Confocal microscopy helps researchers produce sharp images of 3-D structures, like these stained actin filaments in a cancer cell.

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image: Image of the Day: Vigilant Sleeper

Image of the Day: Vigilant Sleeper

By | August 23, 2016

Eastern pygmy possums (Cercartetus nanus) can sense potential threats even when they're asleep, scientists show.

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image: Image of the Day: Parental Prep

Image of the Day: Parental Prep

By | August 22, 2016

Zebra finches seem to help prepare their unborn chicks for a warmer climate by singing them a particular song, according to a study.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Eyes

Image of the Day: Golden Eyes

By | August 19, 2016

Compound eyes provide insects such as this robber fly with large fields of vision.

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image: Image of the Day: Cancer Up Close

Image of the Day: Cancer Up Close

By | August 18, 2016

HER2 testing can help researchers detect breast cancer cells (pictured) early on.

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