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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

By | June 16, 2015

Scientists used robotic flowers to study how hawkmoths, like the one shown here, track swaying flowers in the dim light of dusk.

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image: Image of the Day: Scintillating Sea Life

Image of the Day: Scintillating Sea Life

By | June 15, 2015

Ocean plankton, like the one shown here, are crucial to maintaining Earth's ecosystem.

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image: Image of the Day: Model Tissue

Image of the Day: Model Tissue

By | June 12, 2015

These epithelial cells are developing into three-dimensional structures that model human breast tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: Wildlife Selfie

Image of the Day: Wildlife Selfie

By | June 11, 2015

This unsuspecting antelope was photographed by a camera trap in the Serengeti National Park.

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image: Image of the Day: Seeing Layers

Image of the Day: Seeing Layers

By | June 10, 2015

This cross-section of a mouse eye shows the dozens of cells types that make up the organ, each stained a different color.

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image: Image of the Day: Stranded Oarfish

Image of the Day: Stranded Oarfish

By | June 9, 2015

This 13.5-foot-long oarfish is one of several to wash up on the California coast in the last few years.

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image: Image of the Day: Splitting Off

Image of the Day: Splitting Off

By | June 8, 2015

Microtubules (gray) separate chromosomes (pink) as a polar body (right) splits off from a human oocyte. (Actin pictured in blue.)

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image: Image of the Day: Lounging Leafhopper

Image of the Day: Lounging Leafhopper

By | June 5, 2015

An adult leafhopper (family Cicadellidae) spotted in North Carolina

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image: Image of the Day: Human Hepatocyte

Image of the Day: Human Hepatocyte

By | June 4, 2015

Hepatocytes, like this one, are the most abundant cells of the human liver.

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image: Image of the Day: Super-soaked Moss

Image of the Day: Super-soaked Moss

By | June 3, 2015

When animals walk across their spongy surface, Wahlenberg’s pohlia moss (Pohlia wahlenbergii) expel some of their water reserves in droplets.

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