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Image of the Day: Ancient Daisy

By | August 13, 2015

This fossilized pollen grain found in late Cretaceous sediments in Antarctica is likely related to the Asteraceae family, which includes daisies and sunflowers.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby’s First Picture

Image of the Day: Baby’s First Picture

By | August 12, 2015

This newly hatched epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) could grow to be 30 inches long as an adult.

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image: Image of the Day: Pastel Plumage

Image of the Day: Pastel Plumage

By | August 11, 2015

The colorful lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus) can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. This one was spotted in Kenya.

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image: Image of the Day: Butterfly Kisses

Image of the Day: Butterfly Kisses

By | August 10, 2015

These Julia butterflies (Dryas iulia) are drinking the tears of their turtle friends, a phenomenon known as lachryphagy.

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image: Image of the Day: Studded Skull

Image of the Day: Studded Skull

By | August 7, 2015

The bony spines on the skull of the Corythomantis greeningi frog deliver painful venom to predators that dare to attack the amphibian.

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image: Image of the Day: Psychedelic Cells

Image of the Day: Psychedelic Cells

By | August 6, 2015

Scientists placed individual cells atop microscopic polymer pillars to measure forces exerted by the cells, and created an accidental work of art.

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image: Image of the Day: Baobab Alley

Image of the Day: Baobab Alley

By | August 5, 2015

This grove of baobab trees (Adansonia grandidieri), native to Madagascar, is surrounded by waterlilies.

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image: Image of the Day: Gentle Giant

Image of the Day: Gentle Giant

By | August 4, 2015

The wingspans of giant manta rays (Manta birostris) like this one can reach 23 feet.

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image: Image of the Day: Dazzling Diatoms

Image of the Day: Dazzling Diatoms

By | August 3, 2015

Their bright colors and intricate shapes make single-celled algae called diatoms a perfect medium for microscopic art

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image: Image of the Day: Archived in Amber

Image of the Day: Archived in Amber

By | July 31, 2015

This anole lizard was found entrapped in amber from the Miocene Epoch.

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