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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Marine Arthropod

Image of the Day: Ancient Marine Arthropod

By | May 29, 2013

This trilobite fossil was found in the Grand Canyon and dates from the Cambrian period.

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image: Image of the Day: Persistent Parasite

Image of the Day: Persistent Parasite

By | May 28, 2013

The diarrhea-causing protozoan Giardia has a suction cup-like structure on its ventral side that helps it stick onto the intestinal wall.

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image: Image of the Day: Adaptive Eyes

Image of the Day: Adaptive Eyes

By | May 27, 2013

The chameleon moves its two eyes independently while scanning for prey and but uses both eyes in concert to take aim before grabbing its quarry with its tongue.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbial Tenants

Image of the Day: Microbial Tenants

By | May 24, 2013

Human skin (yellow) is covered in resident fungi (cyan) and bacteria (magenta).

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image: Image of the Day: Parasite Eggs

Image of the Day: Parasite Eggs

By | May 23, 2013

Eggs from the roundworm Trichuris trichiura, which hatches in humans' small intestines and may protect their hosts from autoimmune disease

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Spider Feet

Image of the Day: Sticky Spider Feet

By | May 22, 2013

Spiders that don't build webs catch their prey using adhesive pads covered in branched hairs called setae.

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image: Image of the Day: Green Elf Cup

Image of the Day: Green Elf Cup

By | May 21, 2013

Brightly colored fungi of the Chlorociboria genus grow on wood in temperate forests throughout the world.

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image: Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Heart

Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Heart

By | May 20, 2013

Drosophila pumps blood through its body with a long, tube-shaped muscle.

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image: Image of the Day: Stealthy Snake

Image of the Day: Stealthy Snake

By | May 17, 2013

The West African Gaboon viper conceals itself on the leaf-littered forest floor thanks to patterning that makes the contours of its body tough to spot.

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image: Image of the Day: Raw Deal

Image of the Day: Raw Deal

By | May 16, 2013

The pathogenic Enteritidis serotype of Salmonella (white), shown in growth medium (blue), is associated with uncooked eggs.

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