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image: Image of the Day: Serious Suction

Image of the Day: Serious Suction

By | August 14, 2013

Parasitic lampreys use powerful sucker mouths, rows of teeth, and rasping tongues to attach to other fish, cut away at their flesh, and drink their blood. 

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image: Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

By | August 13, 2013

Herpetosiphon aurantiacus is a filamentous non-phototrophic bacterium that exhibits gliding motility and is capable of predation on other bacteria. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

By | August 12, 2013

This image derived from diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging capable of mapping the direction of water motion in tissues, shows the brain fiber tracts of a living female cynomolgus monkey, collected as part of a study designed to determine the long-term effects of cocaine use on the brain’s structure and connectivity.

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image: Image of the Day: Little Skate

Image of the Day: Little Skate

By | August 9, 2013

An embryonic cartilaginous fish of the species Leucoraja erinacea rests on its yolk sac.

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image: Image of the Day: Bee Threat

Image of the Day: Bee Threat

By | August 8, 2013

The parasitic mite Varroa destructor, shown clamped on to a honeybee nymph, feeds on hemolymph, a nutrient-filled fluid.

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image: Image of the Day: See-Through Butterfly

Image of the Day: See-Through Butterfly

By | August 7, 2013

Glasswing butterflies use their transparent wings to blend in with their surroundings.

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image: Image of the Day: Diamond Weevil

Image of the Day: Diamond Weevil

By | August 6, 2013

The weevil Chysolopus spectabilis, collected during James Cook's 1770 expedition to Australia, was one of the continent's first insects to be described by a European explorer.

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Tick

Image of the Day: Sticky Tick

By | August 5, 2013

Ticks' barbed mouth parts help them hang on to flesh.

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image: Image of the Day: Kaleidoscopic Stalk

Image of the Day: Kaleidoscopic Stalk

By | August 2, 2013

Vascular bundles in this cross section of a dahlia flower stalk help the plant distribute water and nutrients to its tissues.

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image: Image of the Day: Visualizing Death

Image of the Day: Visualizing Death

By | August 1, 2013

Intestinal cells in Caenorhabditis elegans emit blue fluorescence in a wave from head to tail as the worm dies.

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