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image: Image of the Day: Monkey Business

Image of the Day: Monkey Business

By | January 11, 2017

For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.

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image: Image of the Day: Feeding Time

Image of the Day: Feeding Time

By | January 10, 2017

Scientists are working to improve the abilities of therapeutic antibodies to flag cancer cells (orange) for destruction by macrophages (blue).  

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image: Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors

Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors

By | January 9, 2017

When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers

Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers

By | January 6, 2017

Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as Echinometra viridis, could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs. 

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image: Image of the Day: Flight Paths

Image of the Day: Flight Paths

By | January 5, 2017

Researchers attached satellite tags to three bird species, including the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), to illustrate the migratory birds' strategies for tracking seasonal resources between continents.

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image: Image of the Day: A Little Help

Image of the Day: A Little Help

By | January 4, 2017

Wild-type bacteria (black) can survive and grow in the presence of an antibiotic when surrounded by enough antibiotic-resistant bacteria (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Waiting for Ocelots

Image of the Day: Waiting for Ocelots

By | January 3, 2017

Camera traps caught a rare glimpse of a family of ocelots in a South Texas refuge, allowing wildlife biologists to give this three-week old kitten a quick checkup.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Vortices

Image of the Day: Tiny Vortices

By | January 2, 2017

A starfish larva is illustrated stirring up a whorl of water.

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image: Image of the Day: Bones About It

Image of the Day: Bones About It

By | December 30, 2016

Researchers have catalogued thousands of digital fish skeletons, such as this CT scan of a sturgeon poacher (Podothecus accipenserinus), and made the images available to the public.

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image: Image of the Day: Littlest Weasel

Image of the Day: Littlest Weasel

By | December 29, 2016

The least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is the smallest member of the Mustelidae family.

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