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image: Image of the Day: Arresting Armor

Image of the Day: Arresting Armor

By | November 11, 2014

Pangolins (family Manidae) are insect-eating tropical mammals covered with protective keratin scales.

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image: Image of the Day: Fantastic Feeders

Image of the Day: Fantastic Feeders

By | November 10, 2014

Bdelloid rotifers are microscopic freshwater animals with diverse jaw forms, seen here in a scanning electron micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Botanical Transport

Image of the Day: Botanical Transport

By | November 7, 2014

A cross-section of a vascular bundle in the leaf of a dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

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image: Image of the Day: Obvious Axons

Image of the Day: Obvious Axons

By | November 6, 2014

Early studies on nerve electrophysiology took advantage of millimeter-wide giant axons in the European squid (Loligo vulgaris).

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image: Image of the Day: Hand-Picked Harvest

Image of the Day: Hand-Picked Harvest

By | November 5, 2014

Screening for induced mutations in a flowering pathway uncovered tomato lines with higher fruit yields (right three plants) than standard canning tomatoes (far left).

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image: Image of the Day: Frozen Oats

Image of the Day: Frozen Oats

By | November 4, 2014

A three-dimensional reconstruction shows how ice crystals (orange) form in the underground crown of an oat plant.

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image: Image of the Day: Penguin Rover

Image of the Day: Penguin Rover

By | November 3, 2014

Brooding emperor penguins are less stressed by a camouflaged, transponder-reading rover than by human researchers.

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image: Image of the Day: Sixth Sense

Image of the Day: Sixth Sense

By | October 31, 2014

A pair of infrared-sensing pit organs between the eyes and nostrils of pit vipers (subfamily Crotalinae) allow the snakes to detect warm-blooded prey.

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image: Image of the Day: Amphibian Amendment

Image of the Day: Amphibian Amendment

By | October 30, 2014

A new analysis confirms the 1937 claim of a third leopard frog species, Rana kauffeldi, found along the US East Coast.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Itch

Image of the Day: Ancient Itch

By | October 29, 2014

Mitochondrial DNA from head lice on a 4,000-year-old Chilean mummy showed that two louse lineages plagued the Americas well before the arrival of Europeans.

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