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Image of the Day

By | December 5, 2012

This colorful nudibranch (Triopha catalinae), which is a soft-bodied, marine gastropod mollusk, not to be confused with sea slugs, is one of more than 100 species that live on the rocky shores of California.

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Image of the Day

By | December 4, 2012

Trails of fluorescent beads illuminate the swirling, cilia-driven water flow around reef-building coral (Pocillopora damicornis)

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Image of the Day

By | December 3, 2012

This microscope image captures light passing through dissolving salt crystals, which are surrounded by salt-loving bacteria.

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Image of the Day

By | November 30, 2012

This false-colored micrograph shows rod-shaped E. coli attached to a glowing green surface via anchor-like fibers, which the bacteria use to invade human tissues. 

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Image of the Day

By | November 29, 2012

A bright-field image of an oak (Quercus) leaf with tufted trichomes, which are wispy appendages--often hairs--on plants and some protists.

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Image of the Day

By | November 28, 2012

This confocal microscope image shows the strands of actin filaments (blue) with their nuclei (red) from zebrafish muscle, which constantly regenerate to replace damaged muscle.

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Image of the Day

By | November 27, 2012

This false-colored scanning electron micrograph shows the underside of a bed bug (Cimex lectularius), revealing its skin-piercing mouth parts that suck blood meals from its victims.

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Image of the Day

By | November 26, 2012

Star-like colonies of this cyanobacteria, Gloeotrichia, bloom in freshwater lakes.

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Image of the Day

By | November 21, 2012

This is a false-colored scanning electron micrograph of a zebrafish embryo, a popular disease model and study system for drug development and cancer research.  

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Image of Thanksgiving Day

By | November 21, 2012

The Scientist is thankful for this beautiful centerpiece of mosaic corn, which around 60 years ago helped Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock discover jumping genetic elements.

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