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image: Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

By | June 20, 2013

Neutrophil (yellow), a type of white blood cell involved in inflammation, attacks Bacillus anthracis (orange), the bacteria that causes anthrax.

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image: Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

By | June 19, 2013

The Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacterium (colorized in the scanning electron microscope image) is the causative agent in Legionnaire’s disease.

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image: Image of the Day: Asian Dragonfly

Image of the Day: Asian Dragonfly

By | June 18, 2013

The dragonfly Diplacodes trivialis, commonly found in the gardens, fields and playgrounds of Asia and the Pacific Islands, usually perches on the ground and rarely flies higher than 1 meter.

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image: Image of the Day: Palm Seed

Image of the Day: Palm Seed

By | June 17, 2013

The seeds of the Coco de Mer palm tree, which is endemic to the Seychelles islands, weigh in at up to 45 pounds and require 8 years to mature and germinate.

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image: Image of the Day: Ragweed Pollen

Image of the Day: Ragweed Pollen

By | June 14, 2013

Small pollen grains are visible in this scanning electron micrograph of the ragweed plant. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mushroom Spores

Image of the Day: Mushroom Spores

By | June 13, 2013

The pitted surface of the spores of Austroboletus mutabilis helps distinguish it from other mushroom species.

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image: Image of the Day: Butterfly Proboscis

Image of the Day: Butterfly Proboscis

By | June 12, 2013

Hydrophilic chemosensilla projecting from the Viceroy butterfly's proboscis help the insect wet the appendage and probe the chemical nature of its food.

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image: Image of the Day: HIV

Image of the Day: HIV

By | June 11, 2013

False-colored scanning electron micrograph of HIV particles (yellow) infecting a human H9 T cell (blue, turquoise)

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image: Image of the Day: Sticky Fish

Image of the Day: Sticky Fish

By | June 10, 2013

Remoras use sucking discs derived from dorsal fins to attach themselves to other marine animals or the hulls of ships.

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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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