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image: Image of the Day: “Dragon” of Qijiang

Image of the Day: “Dragon” of Qijiang

By | January 30, 2015

The 15-meter-long Qijianglong lived in China in the late Jurassic and was recently discovered as a new dinosaur species.

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image: Image of the Day: Stemming Baldness?

Image of the Day: Stemming Baldness?

By | January 29, 2015

Researchers grew hair from human induced pluripotent stem cells, the first step in developing a possible new treatment for hair loss.

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image: Image of the Day: Ailing Lions

Image of the Day: Ailing Lions

By | January 28, 2015

Lions in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park may be contracting canine distemper from wild hyenas and jackals as well as domesticated dogs.

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image: Image of the Day: Snail Blood

Image of the Day: Snail Blood

By | January 27, 2015

The galectin proteins (green) expressed in snail hemocytes—which are equivalent to human white blood cells—bind to the parasitic worm that causes schistosomiasis in people.

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image: Image of the Day: Blood Vessel Birth

Image of the Day: Blood Vessel Birth

By | January 26, 2015

Blood vessels (green) form near the aorta of a developing mouse heart (lining in blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Growth Barrier

Image of the Day: Growth Barrier

By | January 23, 2015

A drop in sea level caused the southern Great Barrier Reef to slow its growth 2,000 years ago.

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image: Image of the Day: Whale Shark Shadow

Image of the Day: Whale Shark Shadow

By | January 22, 2015

Whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean, often attract fellow travelers like tuna.

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image: Image of the Day: Fluorescent Femur

Image of the Day: Fluorescent Femur

By | January 21, 2015

A newly identified bone stem cell (red) shown inside a mouse femur appears to be important in skeletal development.

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image: Image of the Day: Bacterial Artists

Image of the Day: Bacterial Artists

By | January 20, 2015

Hoopoe birds (Upupa epops) coat their eggs in a bacterial secretion that protects the embryos from infection.

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image: Image of the Day: Bumblebee and Borage

Image of the Day: Bumblebee and Borage

By | January 19, 2015

Bright borage flowers attract bees and are thus often planted by gardeners to attract the insects to pollinate their plots.

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