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image: Image of the Day: Mesozoic Mom

Image of the Day: Mesozoic Mom

By | April 1, 2015

A female ensign scale insect (Wathondara kotejai), trapped in amber more than 100 million years ago with her hatchlings and 60 eggs in a wax-coated sac, provides the oldest evidence of insect brood care.

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image: Image of the Day: Territorial Panda

Image of the Day: Territorial Panda

By | March 31, 2015

Pandas rub their scent glands against trees to establish territories and attract potential mates.

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image: Image of the Day: Intersex Fish

Image of the Day: Intersex Fish

By | March 30, 2015

Researchers found a developing egg in the testes of a male deep sea trout off the coast of France, an intersex condition possibly linked to pollution levels in the surrounding waters.

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image: Image of the Day: Shifting Skin

Image of the Day: Shifting Skin

By | March 27, 2015

A newly described species of frog (Pristimantus mutabilis) found in the Ecuadorian Andes can change its skin texture from spiky to smooth.

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image: Image of the Day: Stain-Free Staining

Image of the Day: Stain-Free Staining

By | March 26, 2015

Researchers have developed a computer tool to predict histological staining patterns based on information from infrared images, allowing pathologists to examine samples, such as the breast tissue shown here, without using harmful chemical dyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Fetal Fumes

Image of the Day: Fetal Fumes

By | March 25, 2015

These 4-D ultrasound scans of fetuses of smoking (top) and non-smoking (bottom) mothers point to developmental delays in the former group.

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image: Image of the Day: RNA Editors

Image of the Day: RNA Editors

By | March 24, 2015

Adenosine is altered in 60 percent of common squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) RNA transcripts.

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image: Image of the Day: Leader Cells

Image of the Day: Leader Cells

By | March 23, 2015

Scientists have identified differences in protein expression in the cells that lead the way to heal wounds (green) and those that follow.

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Mushrooms

Image of the Day: Glowing Mushrooms

By | March 20, 2015

Brazil's coconut flower mushroom (Neonothopanus gardneri) controls its bioluminescence with a temperature-regulated circadian clock.

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image: Image of the Day: Kiddie Crustaceans

Image of the Day: Kiddie Crustaceans

By | March 19, 2015

Young crabs, like this one in the megalopa stage of development, closely resemble 150-million-year-old fossilized larvae found in southwestern Germany.

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