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Image of the Day: Sleeper Cells

By | June 29, 2015

This micrograph shows nanoparticles adhering to the surface of Trypanosoma brucei, a parasite that causes sleeping sickness and can be transmitted by a tsetse fly bite.

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image: Image of the Day: Antarctic Crab

Image of the Day: Antarctic Crab

By | June 26, 2015

Researchers discovered this new species of Yeti crab (Kiwa tyleri) near hydrothermal vents in Antarctica’s East Scotia Ridge.

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image: Image of the Day: Propagating Parasites

Image of the Day: Propagating Parasites

By | June 25, 2015

These schistosome larvae developing inside of a snail are the same type that cause schistosomiasis, a disease that affects more than 200 million people worldwide.

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image: Image of the Day: Unearthed Urchin

Image of the Day: Unearthed Urchin

By | June 24, 2015

This heart urchin discovered near Puerto Galera is one of 100 potentially new marine species discovered this year in the Philippines.

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image: Image of the Day: Egg Doppelgangers

Image of the Day: Egg Doppelgangers

By | June 23, 2015

Cuckoo bird eggs (center circle) are disguised to look like eggs laid by tawny-flanked prinia birds (outer circle).

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image: Image of the Day: Swarming <em>Xanthus</em>

Image of the Day: Swarming Xanthus

By | June 22, 2015

This colored micrograph shows Myxococcus xanthus soil bacteria swarming together.

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image: Image of the Day: Pollen Patterns

Image of the Day: Pollen Patterns

By | June 19, 2015

This scanning electron micrograph of hibiscus pollen grains shows the species-specific pattern on their outer coating.

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image: Image of the Day: Shipwreck Life

Image of the Day: Shipwreck Life

By | June 18, 2015

This bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) was spotted on the shipwreck Naeco off the coast of North Carolina.

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image: Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

Image of the Day: Neuronal Network

By | June 17, 2015

Bipolar interneurons (purple) play an important role in brain disinhibition by blocking the activity of inhibitory neurons.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

Image of the Day: Hungry Hawkmoths

By | June 16, 2015

Scientists used robotic flowers to study how hawkmoths, like the one shown here, track swaying flowers in the dim light of dusk.

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