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image: Image of the Day: Imaging Fly Muscles

Image of the Day: Imaging Fly Muscles

By | June 4, 2014

A 3-D visualization of a blowfly thorax that shows steering muscles (green to blue) and power muscles (yellow to red). The image was created with in vivo time-resolved microtomography.

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image: Image of the Day: Swooping Sip

Image of the Day: Swooping Sip

By | June 3, 2014

A swallow comes in low for a drink from a swimming pool.

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image: Image of the Day: Web of Glass

Image of the Day: Web of Glass

By | June 2, 2014

Arachnoidiscus, a genus of centric diatoms, gets its name from its spider web-like appearance.

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image: Image of the Day: Frigid Frolic

Image of the Day: Frigid Frolic

By | May 30, 2014

An emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water

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image: Image of the Day: Low Tide Sentries

Image of the Day: Low Tide Sentries

By | May 29, 2014

Egrets at the edge of a mangrove forest at low tide

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image: Image of the Day: Giddyap

Image of the Day: Giddyap

By | May 28, 2014

A saddleback caterpillar covered in parasitic braconid wasp cocoons. The four projections are poisonous spines that the caterpillar uses for defense.

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image: Image of the Day: X-ray Wings

Image of the Day: X-ray Wings

By | May 27, 2014

An X-ray image of a brown long-eared bat hunted and killed by a domestic cat

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image: Image of the Day: Caught in a Clot

Image of the Day: Caught in a Clot

By | May 23, 2014

Red blood cells are trapped within the fibrin network (yellow) of a clot.

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image: Image of the Day: Frozen Digestion

Image of the Day: Frozen Digestion

By | May 22, 2014

Microbes living in the formerly frozen permafrost consume carbon, creating methane. When the thawed water freezes in winter, the methane bubbles become trapped.

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image: Image of the Day: Scarlet Seaweed

Image of the Day: Scarlet Seaweed

By | May 21, 2014

The feathery tip of red algae (Ptilota), which are among the oldest eukaryotic algae.

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