Image of the Day

Most Recent

image: Image of the Day: Spotty Skin

Image of the Day: Spotty Skin

By | February 3, 2016

Pigment-containing cells called chromatophores allow squid to change their skin color rapidly to blend into their environments and communicate.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Raking It In

Image of the Day: Raking It In

By | February 2, 2016

Barnacles use these appendages, imaged here using confocal microscopy, to sweep passing plankton into their shells.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Gone Fishing

Image of the Day: Gone Fishing

By | February 1, 2016

A Bryde's whale, having just gulped a mouthful of sardines, swims through a feeding frenzy off the coast of South Africa.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Taste Tubes

Image of the Day: Taste Tubes

By | January 29, 2016

The blowfly (Calliphora vomitoria) uses its mouthparts—known as pseudo trachea—to suck up liquefied food.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Lickety-Split

Image of the Day: Lickety-Split

By | January 28, 2016

The cells in this cross section of a poplar tree have been genetically modified to divide more quickly.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat Huddle

Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat Huddle

By | January 27, 2016

The light-shy lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros) is one of several species whose flight routes are thought to be affected by light pollution.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Painted Panels

Image of the Day: Painted Panels

By | January 26, 2016

These iridescent scales belong to a great purple hairstreak butterfly (Atlides halesus).

1 Comment

image: Image of the Day: Seeing Spots

Image of the Day: Seeing Spots

By | January 25, 2016

A look at the developing fruit fly eye (posterior on the right)

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Colorful Capsules

Image of the Day: Colorful Capsules

By | January 22, 2016

These shiny chrysalises contain pupae of the common crow butterfly, hours from hatching.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Protective Parent

Image of the Day: Protective Parent

By | January 21, 2016

A polychaete worm, just under 3 cm long, lays large yellow eggs into “brood tubes” made from secreted mucus.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal
    News & Opinion Opinion: Why I Published in a Predatory Journal

    My “colleagues” and I at the fictitious Arthur Vandelay Urological Research Institute were surprised to find our bogus “uromycitisis” case report swiftly accepted, with only minor revisions requested.

  2. Consilience, Episode 3: Cancer, Obscured
  3. Genetic Analysis Reveals the Evolutionary History of Dogs
  4. March for Science: Dispatches from Washington, DC
AAAS