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image: Image of the Day: The Ant Police

Image of the Day: The Ant Police

By | April 15, 2016

Members of an Indian jumping ant colony (Harpegnathos saltator) “police” a nestmate at the center of this image to prevent her rising in the social hierarchy.

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image: Image of the Day: Dancing Diatoms

Image of the Day: Dancing Diatoms

By | April 14, 2016

Didymosphenia geminata or "rock snot" diatoms, eight of which were photographed with interference microscopy and pictured here, can produce slimy nuisance growths in cold, low-nutrient streams.

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image: Image of the Day: Imperiled Peruvian

Image of the Day: Imperiled Peruvian

By | April 13, 2016

The San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe)—endemic to Peru—is considered critically endangered.

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image: Image of the Day: Going with the Flow

Image of the Day: Going with the Flow

By | April 12, 2016

A rotating particle that forces swimming bacteria into a spiral helps scientists understand how these microswimmers interact.

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image: Image of the Day: Lethal Light Show

Image of the Day: Lethal Light Show

By | April 11, 2016

Many chemotherapies attack cancer cell DNA. Here, chemo is causing breaks (green) in the chromosomes (blue) of murine tumor cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Microbial Mop-up

Image of the Day: Microbial Mop-up

By | April 8, 2016

Bacteria (green dots) surround and attach to oil droplets (spheres) in the first step of a new method of eco-friendly oil spill cleanup.

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image: Image of the Day: Glassy Glider

Image of the Day: Glassy Glider

By | April 7, 2016

This microscopic harpacticoid copepod is a benthic crustacean, visible in this image because of the way ligaments in its body polarize light.

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image: Image of the Day: On a Short Leash

Image of the Day: On a Short Leash

By | April 6, 2016

This animated reconstruction shows a newly discovered ancient arthropod, Aquilonifer spinosus, which lived 430 million years ago and appears to have carried its offspring in pouches tethered to its body.

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image: Image of the Day: Illustrating Influenza

Image of the Day: Illustrating Influenza

By | April 5, 2016

This 3-D model of the A/H1N1 virus shows the arrangement of RNA and nucleoproteins (orange), membrane proteins (green), and viral matrix proteins (yellow).

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image: Image of the Day: Stylish Soldier

Image of the Day: Stylish Soldier

By | April 4, 2016

These compound eyes belong to a soldier fly (Family: Stratiomyidae), a frequent visitor to stagnant ponds and rivers all over the world.

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