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image: Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

Image of the Day: Peach, Preserved

By | December 4, 2015

This 2.5-million-year-old peach pit is identical to those found in modern varieties of the fruit.

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image: Image of the Day: Blue Tide

Image of the Day: Blue Tide

By | December 3, 2015

Noctiluca dinoflagellates illuminate a wave with a bioluminescent reaction triggered by the wind.

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image: Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

Image of the Day: Anchors Aweigh

By | December 2, 2015

This Synapta sea cucumber’s skin contains various anchor-shape calcareous structures, shown here under polarized light.

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image: Image of the Day: Wriggling Ring

Image of the Day: Wriggling Ring

By | December 1, 2015

These Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes congregate in areas of dense bacterial growth in order to feed.

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image: Image of the Day: Flexible Flatworm

Image of the Day: Flexible Flatworm

By | November 30, 2015

After decapitation and treatment with an octanol solution, the Girardia dorotocephala flatworm can regrow its head temporarily into the shapes of other species.

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image: Image of the Day: Clustered <em>Candida</em>

Image of the Day: Clustered Candida

By | November 27, 2015

The fungus Candida albicans can morph from a round, single-celled yeast into pathogenic filamentous structures.

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image: Image of the Day: Mother’s Love

Image of the Day: Mother’s Love

By | November 26, 2015

A mother and her sleeping child held perfectly still for this MRI scan.

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image: Image of the Day: Family Jewels

Image of the Day: Family Jewels

By | November 25, 2015

In these clonally labeled human epithelial cells, those of the same color are of the same cell lineage.

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image: Image of the Day: Rhino Decline

Image of the Day: Rhino Decline

By | November 24, 2015

Nola, one of the last four northern white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) known in the world, died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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image: Image of the Day: Spinal Connection

Image of the Day: Spinal Connection

By | November 23, 2015

Commissural neurons (red) in this mouse spinal cord (green) connect the right and left sides of the central nervous system.

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