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image: Image of the Day: Fluoresce to Impress

Image of the Day: Fluoresce to Impress

By | July 25, 2016

A flower will take up water mixed with fluorescent ink from a highlighter, making its petals glow in ultraviolet light.  

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image: Image of the Day: Agile Flyer

Image of the Day: Agile Flyer

By | July 22, 2016

Hummingbirds avoid colliding with things mid-flight by observing the vertical size of objects rather than pattern velocity.

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image: Image of the Day: Falcon Fidelity

Image of the Day: Falcon Fidelity

By | July 21, 2016

Peregrine falcons living in cities at higher densities—and, therefore, surrounded by more potential mates—are still largely monogamous.

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image: Image of the Day: Fungal Assemblage

Image of the Day: Fungal Assemblage

By | July 20, 2016

Some fungi can produce antimicrobial compounds that may make pathogens more susceptible to certain antibiotics.

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image: Image of the Day: 'Mis-snake-n' Identity

Image of the Day: 'Mis-snake-n' Identity

By | July 19, 2016

The Talamancan Palm-Pitviper was confused for a closely related species for more than a century.

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image: Image of the Day: Light Ray

Image of the Day: Light Ray

By | July 18, 2016

Engineers have designed a soft-bodied robot shaped like a stingray, which—powered by rat heart muscle cells—can swim toward light.

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image: Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

Image of the Day: Penguin Peril

By | July 15, 2016

NASA researchers predict that the Adélie penguin's range may shrink by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

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image: Image of the Day: Eye-roll Worthy

Image of the Day: Eye-roll Worthy

By | July 14, 2016

The mantis shrimp—a crustacean capable of using 12 color channels compared to humans' three—can enhance the contrast of polarized light in a scene just by rolling its eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Moss Effect

Image of the Day: Moss Effect

By | July 13, 2016

By weathering rocks, mosses might have indirectly helped cool the climate during the Late Ordovician period, when carbon dioxide concentrations were eight times what they are today.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

Image of the Day: Neuronal Differences

By | July 12, 2016

Stem-cell derived neurons from patients with autism (left panel) show fewer inhibitory connections (red) than do those from people without autism (right panel).

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