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Image of the Day: Flower Power

By | October 20, 2015

The developing flowers on the tip of this Arabidopsis thaliana contain cells of varying sizes (cell nuclei and plasma membranes in green; chloroplasts in red).

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image: Image of the Day: Icy Iron

Image of the Day: Icy Iron

By | October 19, 2015

The red color of Antarctica’s Blood Falls is caused by iron in the water trapped under the Taylor Glacier.

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image: Image of the Day: Ornate Optics

Image of the Day: Ornate Optics

By | October 16, 2015

This image of a mouse retina displays a branching blood vessel (blue) amid glial cells (green), neuron cell bodies (orange), and their optic nerve fibers (red).

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image: Image of the Day: Seeding Success

Image of the Day: Seeding Success

By | October 15, 2015

Seeds from the critically endangered Japanese birch (Betula chichibuensis) germinated last month for the first time in nearly 30 years at Bedgebury National Pinetum in the United Kingdom.

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image: Image of the Day: Death Star

Image of the Day: Death Star

By | October 14, 2015

A bacterial infection in their tails causes these Caenorhabditis elegans (green) and Pristionchus pacificus (grey) nematodes to stick together until they die.

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image: Image of the Day: Home on the Range

Image of the Day: Home on the Range

By | October 13, 2015

This family of moose is an example of the wildlife thriving in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the site of a 1986 nuclear accident.

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image: Image of the Day: Agar Art

Image of the Day: Agar Art

By | October 9, 2015

A cell grown from red Serratia meets a yellow Nesterenkonia cell via tendrils of orange Deinococcus and Sphingomonas.

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image: Image of the Day: Antsy Feet

Image of the Day: Antsy Feet

By | October 8, 2015

The fluid trail (blue) left by an ant may act as a lubricant, helping the insect lift its adhesive feet while walking.

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image: Image of the Day: Shiny Metamorphosis

Image of the Day: Shiny Metamorphosis

By | October 7, 2015

This progression depicts the Australian crow butterfly (Euploea core) from caterpillar to chrysalis after 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, and upon emergence.

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image: Image of the Day: Liver Lipids

Image of the Day: Liver Lipids

By | October 6, 2015

This micrograph shows liver cells (red) infiltrated by inflamed adipose tissue (white) and crisscrossing fibrotic strands (blue).

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