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Image of the Day: Bristling Hunter

By | September 10, 2015

This green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans), with its matching coloration and spiny exterior, is well-disguised for ambushing prey on its chosen plant on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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image: Image of the Day: Appetizing Algae

Image of the Day: Appetizing Algae

By | September 9, 2015

Trichoplax adhaerens, an animal with only six cell types and no nervous system, secretes digestive enzymes to break down microalgae (red) and then ingests the material.

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image: Image of the Day: Shrubby Starbursts

Image of the Day: Shrubby Starbursts

By | September 8, 2015

The star-shape tips on the leaf hairs of the “Pride of Rochester” shrub (Deutzia scabra), shown here with polarized light filtered through selenite, give its leaves a fine sandpaper-like texture.

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image: Image of the Day: Holding the Reins

Image of the Day: Holding the Reins

By | September 4, 2015

A young Australian pot-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) emerges from its father's pouch.

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image: Image of the Day: Eggs in the Shell

Image of the Day: Eggs in the Shell

By | September 3, 2015

A false-color X-ray reveals approximately 30 eggs inside this snapping turtle specimen.

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image: Image of the Day: Prehistoric Predator

Image of the Day: Prehistoric Predator

By | September 2, 2015

An ancient, art-inspiring species of “sea scorpion” (Pentecopterus decorahensis) was recently unearthed in Iowa in more than 150 detailed fossil fragments, including this preserved appendage (scale bar = 1mm).

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image: Image of the Day: Tufted Transduction

Image of the Day: Tufted Transduction

By | September 1, 2015

These sensory hair cells from a domestic chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) turn sound vibrations into electrical signals that travel from the inner ear to the brain.

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image: Image of the Day: Living Art

Image of the Day: Living Art

By | August 31, 2015

Scientists and artists worked together to craft this mural using cultured bioluminescent bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Cyan Cellulose

Image of the Day: Cyan Cellulose

By | August 28, 2015

This fluorescence micrograph of a soybean stem cross section highlights its cell walls in the parenchyma (yellow) and phloem (blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Newly Neuronal

Image of the Day: Newly Neuronal

By | August 27, 2015

Some of these cells have been converted from human fibroblasts into serotonin-producing neurons (green). (Cell nuclei labeled in blue.)

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