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image: Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

Image of the Day: Simian Selfie

By | August 8, 2014

An Indonesian Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra), considered a critically endangered species, snapped this selfie while playing with a photographer's camera. British photographer David Slater has requested that this image be removed from the public domain—he said he owns the copyright and should earn fees. Wikimedia said that the image, taken by a nonhuman subject, is free to share.

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image: Image of the Day: Silk Switch

Image of the Day: Silk Switch

By | August 7, 2014

When and how spiders spin silk is tightly controlled by a pH gradient across their ampullate glands.

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image: Image of the Day: Protein Mesh

Image of the Day: Protein Mesh

By | August 6, 2014

Recombinant prion proteins form long strands in bacteria (E.coli).

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image: Image of the Day: Elaborate Eggshell

Image of the Day: Elaborate Eggshell

By | August 5, 2014

A lacy pattern marks the outlines of cells that secreted the proteins for this fly (Drosophila virilis) eggshell.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Hungry Herons

Image of the Day: Hungry Hungry Herons

By | August 4, 2014

Five young green herons (Butorides virescens) perch on a branch.

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image: Image of the Day: Bright Eyes

Image of the Day: Bright Eyes

By | August 1, 2014

Hover flies (Orthonevra nitida) with distinctive eye markings like this are a common sight on every continent except Antarctica.

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image: Image of the Day: Mesmerizing Mucus

Image of the Day: Mesmerizing Mucus

By | July 31, 2014

Marine parchment worms (Chaetopterus sp.), pictured here in a full body fluorescent image, secrete a luminescent blue mucus that is surprisingly stable at temperatures ranging from –75ºC to 250ºC.

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image: Image of the Day: Floral Fraud

Image of the Day: Floral Fraud

By | July 30, 2014

An elbow orchid (Arthrochilus latipes) tricks male wasps into pollinating its flowers by mimicking the pheromones of the female wasp.

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image: Image of the Day: Kaleidoscopic Clam

Image of the Day: Kaleidoscopic Clam

By | July 29, 2014

The giant clam, Tridacna maxima, and its photosynthetic symbiont algae live in sunny patches of coral reef.

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image: Image of the Day: Vector Injector

Image of the Day: Vector Injector

By | July 28, 2014

A malaria-bearing mosquito (Anopheles gambiae) is injected with hemolymph, the circulatory fluid in arthropods, during a research study.

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