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image: Image of the Day: Survival Mode

Image of the Day: Survival Mode

By | May 9, 2013

Starving Bacillus subtilis bacteria prepare to produce spores that will ride out tough times by dividing into uneven parts (fluorescently labeled pink and yellow).

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image: Image of the Day: Defense from Disease

Image of the Day: Defense from Disease

By | May 8, 2013

A white blood cell (purple) engulfs Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (yellow).

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image: Image of the Day: Donald Trump Caterpillar

Image of the Day: Donald Trump Caterpillar

By | May 7, 2013

The flannel moth caterpillar Megalopyge opercularis sports hair-like venomous spines and, according to some, bears an uncanny resemblance to a walking toupee.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbial Corkscrews

Image of the Day: Microbial Corkscrews

By | May 6, 2013

An electron micrograph of highly infectious bacteria from the Leptospira genus

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image: Image of the Day: Endangered Butterfly

Image of the Day: Endangered Butterfly

By | May 3, 2013

Karner blue butterflies, first described by Vladimir Nabokov, depend on wild lupine to survive in their larval form.

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image: Image of the Day: Tangled Genes

Image of the Day: Tangled Genes

By | May 2, 2013

A simulation of the conformation of human chromosome 19, based on knowledge of co-regulated gene pairs.

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image: Image of the Day: Self-Cleaning Trachea

Image of the Day: Self-Cleaning Trachea

By | May 1, 2013

Cells covered in tiny, hair-like cilia clear foreign substances from the respiratory tract.

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image: Image of the Day: Acrobatic Damselflies

Image of the Day: Acrobatic Damselflies

By | April 30, 2013

During mating, a male damselfly holds a female behind her head while she loops her abdomen forward to pick up sperm that he has deposited in a secondary sexual organ.

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image: Image of the Day: Juvenile Sea Star

Image of the Day: Juvenile Sea Star

By | April 29, 2013

A sea star just after metamorphosis from its larval form.

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image: Image of the Day: Fairyfly

Image of the Day: Fairyfly

By | April 26, 2013

The chalcid wasp species Kikki huna is smaller than a grain of salt and has thin wings with long bristles at their ends.

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