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image: Image of the Day: Sticking Together

Image of the Day: Sticking Together

By | June 14, 2016

Adult human fibroblasts (nuclei in blue) adhere to the extracellular matrix thanks to actin stress fibers (magenta) and an adhesion protein called vinculin (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Smashing It

Image of the Day: Smashing It

By | June 13, 2016

A wild bearded capuchin monkey (Sapajus libidinosus) raises a stone tool to smash open a palm nut in Piauì, Brazil.

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image: Image of the Day: Strolling Skin Cells

Image of the Day: Strolling Skin Cells

By | June 10, 2016

Keratinocytes use their actin cytoskeletons to exert traction forces, allowing them to “walk” toward wounds and help them heal.

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image: Image of the Day: Seafloor Signature

Image of the Day: Seafloor Signature

By | June 9, 2016

This 3-D–printed model of Redbird Reef shows small swells on the seafloor known as ripple bedforms, created when strong storms stir up sediment and sand.

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image: Image of the Day: Fog Catcher

Image of the Day: Fog Catcher

By | June 8, 2016

The desert moss Syntrichia caninervis traps moisture from mist using “awns”—tiny hairs measuring just 0.5 mm to 2 mm long.

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image: Image of the Day: Protective Protein

Image of the Day: Protective Protein

By | June 7, 2016

HeLa cells cultured with Zika virus (left panel, virus in green) can resist infection with increased levels of a small protein called IFITM3 (right panel).

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image: Image of the Day: Fresh Face

Image of the Day: Fresh Face

By | June 6, 2016

This male rain frog belongs to a new species, Pristimantis pluvialis, discovered at the Amazonian foothills of the Andes in southeastern Peru.

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image: Image of the Day: Toxic Culture

Image of the Day: Toxic Culture

By | June 3, 2016

Grown under zinc stress, most of the cyanobacteria in this image overlay are healthy (red), but some are impaired (yellow), and a few have died (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Practiced Performance

Image of the Day: Practiced Performance

By | June 2, 2016

This male peakock spider (Maratus volans) uses a combination of bright colors, abdomen movements, and leg claps to get the attention of females.

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image: Image of the Day: Waning Wildlife

Image of the Day: Waning Wildlife

By | June 1, 2016

Amphibian species, such as the red spotted newt, are in global decline because of climate change, human influence, disease, and other factors.

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