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Image of the Day

By | January 8, 2013

This Chewbacca-like creature is actually the caterpillar stage of a Flannel Moth (Megalopygidae).

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Image of the Day

By | January 7, 2013

The body of a green bottle fly (Lucilia sp.)

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Image of the Day

By | January 4, 2013

The skeleton of this 13-day-old chick embryo has been stained to highlight cartilage (blue) and bone (red).

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Image of the Day

By | January 3, 2013

This electron tomography image shows degenerating neurons from a knockout mouse that develops symptoms similar to human movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.

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Image of the Day

By | January 2, 2013

Wing scales of the butterfly Prola Beauty (Panacea prola)

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Image of the Day

By | December 21, 2012

Image stacking allowed scientists to capture a full body micrograph of this small, planktonic crustacean (Daphnia), commonly known as a water flea.

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Image of the Day

By | December 20, 2012

This false-colored confocal micrograph shows a cluster of spore-filled sporangia with specialized protective hairs called paraphyses from the fern Polypodium virginianum.

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Image of the Day

By | December 19, 2012

When bushcrickets mate, the male attaches a sticky, protein-rich package called the spermatophore to the female's abdomen, which provides a snack and some sperm for later.

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Image of the Day

By | December 18, 2012

Red algae (Scagelia), adorned with reproductive tetraspores and golden diatoms

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Image of the Day

By | December 17, 2012

Red blood cells show off their biconcave disc shape in this scanning electron micrograph.

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