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Image of the Day: Colorful Corn

By | August 21, 2015

This glass gem corn is a product of selective breeding.

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image: Image of the Day: A Founding Flower?

Image of the Day: A Founding Flower?

By | August 20, 2015

At an estimated 130 million to 125 million years old, this remarkably intact Montsechia vidalii is the oldest known fossil of a flowering plant.

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image: Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink

Image of the Day: Pretty in Pink

By | August 19, 2015

The stained vascular bundles of this lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) cross section revealed a tiny portrait made of cells.

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image: Image of the Day: See Ya, Suckers

Image of the Day: See Ya, Suckers

By | August 18, 2015

Octopuses use these muscular, adhesive suckers to grasp prey and to move around.

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image: Image of the Day: Branching Off

Image of the Day: Branching Off

By | August 17, 2015

African Cape Parrots like this one may soon be dubbed a new species, thanks to a genetic analysis.

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image: Image of the Day: Sunset Snapshot

Image of the Day: Sunset Snapshot

By | August 14, 2015

A camera trap in the Serengeti National Park captured this portrait of a zebra.

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image: Image of the Day: Ancient Daisy

Image of the Day: Ancient Daisy

By | August 13, 2015

This fossilized pollen grain found in late Cretaceous sediments in Antarctica is likely related to the Asteraceae family, which includes daisies and sunflowers.

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image: Image of the Day: Baby’s First Picture

Image of the Day: Baby’s First Picture

By | August 12, 2015

This newly hatched epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) could grow to be 30 inches long as an adult.

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image: Image of the Day: Pastel Plumage

Image of the Day: Pastel Plumage

By | August 11, 2015

The colorful lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus) can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. This one was spotted in Kenya.

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image: Image of the Day: Butterfly Kisses

Image of the Day: Butterfly Kisses

By | August 10, 2015

These Julia butterflies (Dryas iulia) are drinking the tears of their turtle friends, a phenomenon known as lachryphagy.

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