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Image of the Day: Bastard Hogberry

By | January 30, 2013

The fruit of the South American tropical plant, Margaritaria nobilis, commonly called "bastard hogberry" (shown here floating in water) changes its apparent color and has inspired a new type of photonic fiber.

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image: Image of the Day: Red Mahogany

Image of the Day: Red Mahogany

By | January 29, 2013

A tangential slice of mahogany wood (Swietenia macrophylla), shown using a bright field micrograph

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image: Image of the Day: Desert Rose

Image of the Day: Desert Rose

By | January 28, 2013

The white Mexican rose, Echeveria elegans, is a water-storing, evergreen perennial with tight rosettes that bear yellow-tipped, pink flowers in the winter and spring.

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image: Image of the Day: Menacing Moth Fly

Image of the Day: Menacing Moth Fly

By | January 25, 2013

This scanning electron micrograph shows a hostile looking moth fly (Psychodidae), also known as a drain fly for their penchant for swarming bathroom sinks and other damp places.

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image: Image of the Day: Model Flower

Image of the Day: Model Flower

By | January 24, 2013

The model organism Arabidopsis thaliana flaunts its flower in this confocal micrograph, showing its membranes dyed red and DNA stained blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Horsefly Claw

Image of the Day: Horsefly Claw

By | January 23, 2013

Above a delicate tarsal pad, the menacing tarsal claws and fine, hooked hairs allow the horsefly (Tabanus sulcifrons) to grip and hold onto animal fur.

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image: Image of the Day: January 22, 2013

Image of the Day: January 22, 2013

By | January 22, 2013

A close-up view of the primary, iridescent feathers of a scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

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Image of the Day

By | January 21, 2013

The central cell of this microscopic alga, Corethron sp., from the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, is only about 40 microns wide.

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Image of the Day

By | January 18, 2013

This cross-sectional, 3D image shows the tissues inside a fly’s head, including the eyes, which was captured with a new technique called ultra microscopy.

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Image of the Day

By | January 17, 2013

To curb infection, a T cell (blue) binds budding HIV particles (yellow and purple) to the cell membrane—using a protein called tetherin—to keep them from floating away.

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