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By | November 29, 2012

A bright-field image of an oak (Quercus) leaf with tufted trichomes, which are wispy appendages--often hairs--on plants and some protists.

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Image of the Day

By | November 28, 2012

This confocal microscope image shows the strands of actin filaments (blue) with their nuclei (red) from zebrafish muscle, which constantly regenerate to replace damaged muscle.

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Image of the Day

By | November 27, 2012

This false-colored scanning electron micrograph shows the underside of a bed bug (Cimex lectularius), revealing its skin-piercing mouth parts that suck blood meals from its victims.

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Image of the Day

By | November 26, 2012

Star-like colonies of this cyanobacteria, Gloeotrichia, bloom in freshwater lakes.

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Image of the Day

By | November 21, 2012

This is a false-colored scanning electron micrograph of a zebrafish embryo, a popular disease model and study system for drug development and cancer research.  

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Image of Thanksgiving Day

By | November 21, 2012

The Scientist is thankful for this beautiful centerpiece of mosaic corn, which around 60 years ago helped Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock discover jumping genetic elements.

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Image of the Day

By | November 21, 2012

Color-coded by depth, this confocal image stack shows the lenses, retina, and optic nerves of a Daddy long-legs (Phalangium opilio).

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Image of the Day

By | November 20, 2012

The Seychelles' giant millipedes play a critical role in nutrient cycling as these leggy islanders recycle leaf-litter, but their job is currently threatened by invasive mammals, plants and humans.

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Image of the Day

By | November 19, 2012

Actin filaments are arranged in circles using micropatterning and then imaged with epifluorescence microcopy.

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Image of the Day

By | November 16, 2012

The Monkey Puzzle butterfly (Rathinda amor) was named for its unique, predator-confusing dance, in which it wags the tail filaments on its wings and steps side-to-side.

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