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image: Image of the Day: Scorched Sludge

Image of the Day: Scorched Sludge

By | June 12, 2014

Remnants of agricultural sludge that's been burned to analyze its chemical makeup. The brown rods are calcium carbonate and the purple, pink, and green clusters are silver oxide, a byproduct of the analysis.

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image: Image of the Day: Angling for Invasives

Image of the Day: Angling for Invasives

By | June 11, 2014

A park ranger at Mexico's Banco Chinchorro spies an invasive lionfish (Pterois).

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Clam

Image of the Day: Colorful Clam

By | June 10, 2014

Iridophores, iridescent pigment-containing cells, give rise to the bright strips on the mantle of this giant clam (Tridacna).

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image: Image of the Day: Pathogenic Pustule

Image of the Day: Pathogenic Pustule

By | June 9, 2014

A ruptured bean rust pustule brimming with infectious spores

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image: Image of the Day: Elaborate Exoskeleton

Image of the Day: Elaborate Exoskeleton

By | June 6, 2014

Ornamented skin on the leg of a rare soil mite

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image: Image of the Day: An Airy Net

Image of the Day: An Airy Net

By | June 5, 2014

A lubber grasshopper’s ovaries surrounded by tubes of its tracheal system, which help it to breathe

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image: Image of the Day: Imaging Fly Muscles

Image of the Day: Imaging Fly Muscles

By | June 4, 2014

A 3-D visualization of a blowfly thorax that shows steering muscles (green to blue) and power muscles (yellow to red). The image was created with in vivo time-resolved microtomography.

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image: Image of the Day: Swooping Sip

Image of the Day: Swooping Sip

By | June 3, 2014

A swallow comes in low for a drink from a swimming pool.

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image: Image of the Day: Web of Glass

Image of the Day: Web of Glass

By | June 2, 2014

Arachnoidiscus, a genus of centric diatoms, gets its name from its spider web-like appearance.

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image: Image of the Day: Frigid Frolic

Image of the Day: Frigid Frolic

By | May 30, 2014

An emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) in Antarctica jumping out of the water

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