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image: Image of the Day: Bat Embryos

Image of the Day: Bat Embryos

By | October 31, 2013

Seba's short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) embryos collected in the wild at about 50, 65, and 70 days of development (left to right)

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image: Image of the Day: Spooky Spider

Image of the Day: Spooky Spider

By | October 30, 2013

A harvestman (Leiobunum flavum), also known as a daddy long legs

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image: Image of the Day: Zombie Ant

Image of the Day: Zombie Ant

By | October 29, 2013

This ant was infected by the zombie-ant fungus, which caused it to march to its death at a mass grave, where fungal spores erupted out of its head.

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image: Image of the Day: Skeletal Mouse

Image of the Day: Skeletal Mouse

By | October 28, 2013

This embryonic mouse is stained with Alizarin Red to visualize bones and Alcian Blue to visualize cartilage.

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image: Image of the Day: Spiky Cell

Image of the Day: Spiky Cell

By | October 25, 2013

The cell in the center started out as a red blood cell like the others, but it has transformed into a "spur cell," probably because of the fixation technique used to capture this electron micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Spruced Up Spider

Image of the Day: Spruced Up Spider

By | October 24, 2013

A harvestman spider (Vonones ornata) grooms its left third leg.

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image: Image of the Day: Neon Neuron

Image of the Day: Neon Neuron

By | October 23, 2013

A cortical neuron (green) against a background of neuronal stem cells (red)

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image: Image of the Day: Inexperienced Invertebrate

Image of the Day: Inexperienced Invertebrate

By | October 22, 2013

This juvenile sea biscuit (Clypeaster subdepressus) uses its arms to move and to find food.

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image: Image of the Day: Chaotic Capillaries

Image of the Day: Chaotic Capillaries

By | October 21, 2013

Mutated human vascular cells form a disorganized blood vessel network when transplanted into immunocompromised mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Arachnid Ancestor

Image of the Day: Arachnid Ancestor

By | October 18, 2013

The colors superimposed on the head of fossilized spider relative Alalcomenaeus reveal copper in blue, iron in magenta, and the outline of the arthropod's nervous system in green.

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