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image: Image of the Day: Fluorescent Froghopper

Image of the Day: Fluorescent Froghopper

By | October 16, 2013

The bow-like anatomical feature that allows a froghopper (Philaenus spumarius) to jump 100 times their body length naturally fluoresces blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Compact Brain

Image of the Day: Compact Brain

By | October 15, 2013

This model of a neural network, with individual nuclei labeled in blue and neuronal processes in red, was made by culturing rat hippocampal neurons on a silicon disc coated with a fluorescent amino acid (in green).

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image: Image of the Day: Light Up

Image of the Day: Light Up

By | October 14, 2013

This tobacco plant glows by expressing a luciferase gene.

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image: Image of the Day: Arthropod Antenna

Image of the Day: Arthropod Antenna

By | October 11, 2013

A scanning electron micrograph of the surface of a wasp (Vespula vulgaris) antenna

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image: Image of the Day: Eel Aglow

Image of the Day: Eel Aglow

By | October 10, 2013

A transverse section through a Japanese freshwater eel (Anguilla japonica), which naturally expresses a green fluorescent protein called UnaG in its muscle cells

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image: Image of the Day: Spiny Spider

Image of the Day: Spiny Spider

By | October 9, 2013

This female spiny orbweaver spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis), at 6 millimeters long, dwarfs her 3 millimeters-long mate.

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image: Image of the Day: Cholesterol Crystals

Image of the Day: Cholesterol Crystals

By | October 8, 2013

Cholesterol (blue and orange splotches) visualized using polarized light microscopy

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Reef Fish

Image of the Day: Glowing Reef Fish

By | October 7, 2013

This yellow triplefin (Enneapterygius abeli) is capable of seeing and producing its own red fluorescence.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Cancer

Image of the Day: Colorful Cancer

By | October 4, 2013

A melanoma tumor, imaged using photoacoustic microscopy

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image: Image of the Day: Menage à Fly

Image of the Day: Menage à Fly

By | October 3, 2013

A female fly's reproductive tract contains sperm cells from males of two different species, Drosophila mauritiana (red sperm heads) and Drosophila simulans (green sperm heads).

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