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image: Image of the Day: Pollen Patterns

Image of the Day: Pollen Patterns

By | June 19, 2015

This scanning electron micrograph of hibiscus pollen grains shows the species-specific pattern on their outer coating.

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image: Image of the Day: Shipwreck Life

Image of the Day: Shipwreck Life

By | June 18, 2015

This bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) was spotted on the shipwreck Naeco off the coast of North Carolina.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

By | June 17, 2015

Bipolar interneurons (purple) play an important role in brain disinhibition by blocking the activity of inhibitory neurons.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

By | June 16, 2015

Scientists used robotic flowers to study how hawkmoths, like the one shown here, track swaying flowers in the dim light of dusk.

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image: Image of the Day: Scintillating Sea Life

Image of the Day: Scintillating Sea Life

By | June 15, 2015

Ocean plankton, like the one shown here, are crucial to maintaining Earth's ecosystem.

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image: Image of the Day: Model Tissue

Image of the Day: Model Tissue

By | June 12, 2015

These epithelial cells are developing into three-dimensional structures that model human breast tissue.

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image: Image of the Day: Wildlife Selfie

Image of the Day: Wildlife Selfie

By | June 11, 2015

This unsuspecting antelope was photographed by a camera trap in the Serengeti National Park.

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image: Image of the Day: Seeing Layers

Image of the Day: Seeing Layers

By | June 10, 2015

This cross-section of a mouse eye shows the dozens of cells types that make up the organ, each stained a different color.

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image: Image of the Day: Stranded Oarfish

Image of the Day: Stranded Oarfish

By | June 9, 2015

This 13.5-foot-long oarfish is one of several to wash up on the California coast in the last few years.

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image: Image of the Day: Splitting Off

Image of the Day: Splitting Off

By | June 8, 2015

Microtubules (gray) separate chromosomes (pink) as a polar body (right) splits off from a human oocyte. (Actin pictured in blue.)

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