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image: Image of the Day: Next of Kin

Image of the Day: Next of Kin

By | August 16, 2013

Genome sequencing reveals that humans' nearest invertebrate relative is Botryllus schlosseri, also known as the golden sea tunicate, a creature that can regenerate its entire body from its blood vessels alone.

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image: Image of the Day: Internalizing It

Image of the Day: Internalizing It

By | August 15, 2013

Silica beads (yellow) are used to visualize the processes involved in the internalization of particles by human fibroblast cells, which produce structural materials for the body, such as collagen.

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image: Image of the Day: Serious Suction

Image of the Day: Serious Suction

By | August 14, 2013

Parasitic lampreys use powerful sucker mouths, rows of teeth, and rasping tongues to attach to other fish, cut away at their flesh, and drink their blood. 

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image: Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

Image of the Day: Gorgeous Glider

By | August 13, 2013

Herpetosiphon aurantiacus is a filamentous non-phototrophic bacterium that exhibits gliding motility and is capable of predation on other bacteria. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

Image of the Day: Fiber Tracts

By | August 12, 2013

This image derived from diffusion tensor imaging, a form of magnetic resonance imaging capable of mapping the direction of water motion in tissues, shows the brain fiber tracts of a living female cynomolgus monkey, collected as part of a study designed to determine the long-term effects of cocaine use on the brain’s structure and connectivity.

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image: Image of the Day: Little Skate

Image of the Day: Little Skate

By | August 9, 2013

An embryonic cartilaginous fish of the species Leucoraja erinacea rests on its yolk sac.

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image: Image of the Day: Bee Threat

Image of the Day: Bee Threat

By | August 8, 2013

The parasitic mite Varroa destructor, shown clamped on to a honeybee nymph, feeds on hemolymph, a nutrient-filled fluid.

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image: Image of the Day: See-Through Butterfly

Image of the Day: See-Through Butterfly

By | August 7, 2013

Glasswing butterflies use their transparent wings to blend in with their surroundings.

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image: Image of the Day: Diamond Weevil

Image of the Day: Diamond Weevil

By | August 6, 2013

The weevil Chysolopus spectabilis, collected during James Cook's 1770 expedition to Australia, was one of the continent's first insects to be described by a European explorer.

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Tick

Image of the Day: Sticky Tick

By | August 5, 2013

Ticks' barbed mouth parts help them hang on to flesh.

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