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Image of the Day: Hair Ice

By | July 24, 2015

Fungus living on dead wood allows fine, silky strands of ice to form “hairy” arrangements, like the one shown here.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Cereals

Image of the Day: Ancient Cereals

By | July 23, 2015

These 23,000-year-old remains of wild barley are part of a collection from the shore of the Sea of Galilee representing the earliest evidence of humans’ attempts to cultivate grains.

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image: Image of the Day: Glimmering Cave

Image of the Day: Glimmering Cave

By | July 22, 2015

This cave in Lava Beds National Monument appears to shimmer because of water beading up on the hydrophobic actinomycetes coating its surface.

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image: Image of the Day: Molting Cicada

Image of the Day: Molting Cicada

By | July 21, 2015

Photographers found this cicada emerging from its old exoskeleton in central North Carolina last week.

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image: Image of the Day: Picturing Pumas

Image of the Day: Picturing Pumas

By | July 20, 2015

This puma, photographed by a camera trap, is one of many species whose numbers are dwindling on the islands formed by the creation of the Balbina Lake in Brazil.

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image: Image of the Day: Coral Bones

Image of the Day: Coral Bones

By | July 17, 2015

This scanning electron micrograph shows the aragonite calcium-carbonate skeleton of the recently discovered coral species, Nanipora kamurai.

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image: Image of the Day: Intracellular Portrait

Image of the Day: Intracellular Portrait

By | July 16, 2015

This three-panel watercolor painting depicts the inner molecular workings of a macrophage nucleus (left), pseudopodia (center top), and a bacterium the cell is about to engulf (bottom right).

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image: Image of the Day: Spatial Patterning

Image of the Day: Spatial Patterning

By | July 15, 2015

Human induced pluripotent stem cells can be pushed toward different fates (pink versus blue) depending on their positions within a confined space.

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image: Image of the Day: Incredible Edible Corn

Image of the Day: Incredible Edible Corn

By | July 14, 2015

It took about 9,000 years and alterations in six genetic pathways to transform the inedible grass teosinte (left) into the corn we eat today (right). (Center: a first generation hybrid between teosinte and corn)

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image: Image of the Day: Fly Brain

Image of the Day: Fly Brain

By | July 13, 2015

This image shows fluorescently-labelled neurons involved in perceiving a taste pheromone within the brain of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster).

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