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image: Image of the Day: Peek-a-Pod

Image of the Day: Peek-a-Pod

By | September 23, 2015

The translucent seed pods of the “annual honesty” plant (Lunaria annua) enable people to observe the seeds throughout their development.

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image: Image of the Day: Sea Sapphire

Image of the Day: Sea Sapphire

By | September 22, 2015

Light reflects off the outer layer of this male Sapphirina copepod, creating an iridescent rainbow.

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image: Image of the Day: Climbing Chameleons

Image of the Day: Climbing Chameleons

By | September 21, 2015

A chameleon’s “two-toed” feet are actually multiple digits bound together.

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image: Image of the Day: Protective Preserves

Image of the Day: Protective Preserves

By | September 18, 2015

This golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana), an endangered species endemic to China, is one of many animals protected in part by giant panda conservation efforts.

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image: Image of the Day: Bridging the Gap

Image of the Day: Bridging the Gap

By | September 17, 2015

Two pancreatic cancer cells form a tunneling nanotube, an extension of the cell membrane that allows them to exchange material and information, in this scanning electron micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Biochemical Bonds

Image of the Day: Biochemical Bonds

By | September 16, 2015

In the male fruit fly (Drosophila) reproductive system, the “bond” enzyme (purple) controls pheromone production and the fertility of rival males (scale bar = 100 µm).

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image: Image of the Day: Chick Check

Image of the Day: Chick Check

By | September 15, 2015

Audubon Florida employees and volunteers erected wire fencing around this gravel rooftop, home to a nesting colony of least terns (Sternula antillarum) in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to prevent the chicks from falling over the edge.

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image: Image of the Day: Secret Seeds

Image of the Day: Secret Seeds

By | September 14, 2015

High-resolution, high-contrast X-rays (left) and traditional microscopy (right) reveal the tiny seeds concealed within these fruits.

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image: Image of the Day: Monkeying Around

Image of the Day: Monkeying Around

By | September 11, 2015

Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) embyonic stem cells form a sphere before transitioning into young immature neural cells (green) and mature neurons (red); nuclei stained in blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Bristling Hunter

Image of the Day: Bristling Hunter

By | September 10, 2015

This green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans), with its matching coloration and spiny exterior, is well-disguised for ambushing prey on its chosen plant on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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