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Image of the Day: 'Mis-snake-n' Identity

By | July 19, 2016

The Talamancan Palm-Pitviper was confused for a closely related species for more than a century.

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image: Image of the Day: Light Ray

Image of the Day: Light Ray

By | July 18, 2016

Engineers have designed a soft-bodied robot shaped like a stingray, which—powered by rat heart muscle cells—can swim toward light.

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image: Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

By | July 15, 2016

NASA researchers predict that the Adélie penguin's range may shrink by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

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Image of the Day: Eye-roll Worthy

By | July 14, 2016

The mantis shrimp—a crustacean capable of using 12 color channels compared to humans' three—can enhance the contrast of polarized light in a scene just by rolling its eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Moss Effect

Image of the Day: Moss Effect

By | July 13, 2016

By weathering rocks, mosses might have indirectly helped cool the climate during the Late Ordovician period, when carbon dioxide concentrations were eight times what they are today.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

By | July 12, 2016

Stem-cell derived neurons from patients with autism (left panel) show fewer inhibitory connections (red) than do those from people without autism (right panel).

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image: Image of the Day: Misnomer?

Image of the Day: Misnomer?

By | July 11, 2016

A new species of Chinese leaf-roller weevil, Evemphyron sinense, may not actually roll leaves.

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image: Image of the Day: Preserved Bird

Image of the Day: Preserved Bird

By | July 8, 2016

This near-complete skeleton of Calciavis grandei, a close relative of ostriches that lived 50 million years ago, was found in Wyoming with fossilized feathers, bones, and soft tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: NET-casting Neutrophils

Image of the Day: NET-casting Neutrophils

By | July 7, 2016

Neutrophils have the ability to eject their DNA as threads (neutrophil extracellular traps, or NETs) to capture invaders.

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image: Image of the Day: Sexual Deception?

Image of the Day: Sexual Deception?

By | July 6, 2016

Variability in duration of sexual skin swelling cycles in female bonobos may help reduce mate-guarding efforts by males, researchers propose.

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