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image: Image of the Day: Freezing Fish

Image of the Day: Freezing Fish

By | November 22, 2013

This icefish larva's colorless blood contains no hemoglobin, but it survives because of the high solubility of oxygen in the low temperature waters of its Antarctic home.

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image: Image of the Day: Hanging Out

Image of the Day: Hanging Out

By | November 21, 2013

This pirate spider (Ero sp.) egg sac is suspended from an inch-long thread.

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image: Image of the Day: Plant's Provisions

Image of the Day: Plant's Provisions

By | November 20, 2013

A white-faced darter dragonfly (Leucorrhinia dubia) snared by the carnivorous English sundew plant (Drosera anglica)

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image: Image of the Day: Weed Eater

Image of the Day: Weed Eater

By | November 19, 2013

The rust mite (Aceria anthocoptes) feeds on Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), an invasive plant species.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

By | November 18, 2013

Fluorescent neurons in the peripheral nervous system of an embryonic mouse

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image: Image of the Day: Star Cell

Image of the Day: Star Cell

By | November 15, 2013

An astrocyte with its nucleus in blue and its cell body and processes in yellow

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image: Image of the Day: Parasitic Protozoan

Image of the Day: Parasitic Protozoan

By | November 14, 2013

Trypanosoma brucei (blue), which causes sleeping sickness, in the liver of an infected mouse

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image: Image of the Day: Carbon Dating

Image of the Day: Carbon Dating

By | November 13, 2013

A 3-D reconstruction (left) of mating froghoppers (Anthoscytina perpetua) and a 165-million-year-old fossil of preserved froghopper copulation (right)

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image: Image of the Day: Neuromuscular Junction

Image of the Day: Neuromuscular Junction

By | November 12, 2013

A tree-like neuronal network innervates muscle tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: Ant Attack

Image of the Day: Ant Attack

By | November 11, 2013

Foraging ants attack a leech as it regurgitates its blood meal in defense.

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