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image: Image of the Day: All Aglow

Image of the Day: All Aglow

By | August 26, 2015

When exposed to a fluorescence excitation flashlight, these aggregating anemones (Anthopleura elegantissima) light up due to their natural expression of green fluorescent protein.

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image: Image of the Day: Diatom Details

Image of the Day: Diatom Details

By | August 25, 2015

An intricate pattern of holes along a diatiom's glass-like outer cell wall allows the organism to exchange gases and nutrients with its environment.

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image: Image of the Day: Late Bloomer

Image of the Day: Late Bloomer

By | August 24, 2015

This 5.5-foot-tall titan arum plant (Amorphophallus titanum) has taken around a decade to flower, and should do so any day now.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Corn

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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