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image: Image of the Day: Lumpy Cell

Image of the Day: Lumpy Cell

By | June 7, 2013

A malaria parasite-infected red blood cell (colored blue) is covered in small bumps while healthy red blood cells around it have smooth surfaces.

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image: Image of the Day: Abundant Eyes

Image of the Day: Abundant Eyes

By | June 6, 2013

The jumping spider has eight eyes, including four appearing prominently in a row on the front of its head.

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image: Image of the Day: Bubonic Plague

Image of the Day: Bubonic Plague

By | June 5, 2013

The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis (yellow) adheres to spines (purple) on the inside of a flea's digestive tract.

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image: Image of the Day: Fancy Bird

Image of the Day: Fancy Bird

By | June 4, 2013

A frillback pigeon, bred to have curled feathers

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image: Image of the Day: Lousy Guest

Image of the Day: Lousy Guest

By | June 3, 2013

Ventral view of a human body louse, which feeds on its host's blood

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image: Image of the Day: Rapid Evolution

Image of the Day: Rapid Evolution

By | May 31, 2013

Populations of large birds like this toucanet in the Brazilian rainforest have declined, and now smaller birds are the primary seed dispersers, resulting in shrinking seed sizes.

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image: Image of the Day: Kinky Combs

Image of the Day: Kinky Combs

By | May 30, 2013

Male fruit flies use recently evolved sex combs on their legs to grasp and sexually stimulate females.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Marine Arthropod

Image of the Day: Ancient Marine Arthropod

By | May 29, 2013

This trilobite fossil was found in the Grand Canyon and dates from the Cambrian period.

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image: Image of the Day: Persistent Parasite

Image of the Day: Persistent Parasite

By | May 28, 2013

The diarrhea-causing protozoan Giardia has a suction cup-like structure on its ventral side that helps it stick onto the intestinal wall.

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image: Image of the Day: Adaptive Eyes

Image of the Day: Adaptive Eyes

By | May 27, 2013

The chameleon moves its two eyes independently while scanning for prey and but uses both eyes in concert to take aim before grabbing its quarry with its tongue.

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