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image: Image of The Day: Poised to Probe

Image of The Day: Poised to Probe

By | May 12, 2014

Green sensilla—taste buds—line the inner curve of a moth’s coiled proboscis.

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image: Image of the Day: Nanotube Nursery

Image of the Day: Nanotube Nursery

By | May 9, 2014

A mouse embryonic stem cell grows on a bed of silicone nanotubes.

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image: Image of the Day: Copepod Undercarriage

Image of the Day: Copepod Undercarriage

By | May 8, 2014

The ventral surface of the marine copepod Temora longicornis, a planktonic crustacean

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image: Image of the Day: Chow Line

Image of the Day: Chow Line

By | May 7, 2014

Sawfly larvae (Craesus septentrionalis), with heads down and tails high, feast on a leaf.

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image: Image of the Day: Research Tracks

Image of the Day: Research Tracks

By | May 6, 2014

Storm winds sweep away loose snow, leaving elevated mushroom-like shapes made of compacted snow below footprints near an Antarctic research station.

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image: Image of the Day: A Bundle of Nerves

Image of the Day: A Bundle of Nerves

By | May 5, 2014

A section of squid skin showing chromatophores (starbursts) and iridiphores (gray clouds)—cells that change the skin's color—and the nerve cells (red lines) that mediate the process

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image: Image of the Day: Drinking Crocodile Tears

Image of the Day: Drinking Crocodile Tears

By | May 2, 2014

A butterfly and a bee feasting on the tears of a spectacled caiman in Costa Rica. The insects were probably searching for scarce mineral nutrients.

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image: Image of the Day: Spring Stirrings

Image of the Day: Spring Stirrings

By | May 1, 2014

After spending 10 months in a cocoon, the Spanish Moon Moth (Graellsia isabellae) emerges sometime in late April or early May to mate.

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image: Image of the Day: Diatoms on Display

Image of the Day: Diatoms on Display

By | April 30, 2014

Fan-shaped Licmophora flabellata, unlike most diatoms, are symbionts, often attaching to algae, aquatic plants, or other living substrates.

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image: Image of the Day: Relapsing Invader

Image of the Day: Relapsing Invader

By | April 29, 2014

Borrelia hermsii, one of the bacterial species that causes relapsing fever, among red blood cells

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