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image: Image of the Day: Backpack Tracker

Image of the Day: Backpack Tracker

By | February 20, 2015

Researchers have designed a GPS parrot tracker that is covered in nibble-proof white plastic and can be strapped to the backs of keas (Nestor notabilis).

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image: Image of the Day: Nifty Nudibranch

Image of the Day: Nifty Nudibranch

By | February 19, 2015

A royal sea goddess nudibranch (Felimare picta) grazes for sponges at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary near Savannah, Georgia.

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image: Image of the Day: Adriatic Seashells

Image of the Day: Adriatic Seashells

By | February 18, 2015

Modern shellfish from Italy’s Po basin, south of Venice, are similar to those from 125,000-year-old sediments.

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image: Image of the Day: Fearful Felines

Image of the Day: Fearful Felines

By | February 17, 2015

Apparent fear of human settlements prevents pumas from returning to kills to finish eating their prey, leading female cats to kill more.

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image: Image of the Day: Elegant Enamel

Image of the Day: Elegant Enamel

By | February 16, 2015

A scanning electron microscope image of a rat incisor's enamel shows an intricate lattice of calcium phosphate "nanowires" and metal ions that protects the tooth.

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image: Image of the Day: Heart-shaped Rotifer

Image of the Day: Heart-shaped Rotifer

By | February 13, 2015

A rotifer's mouth and the surrounding corona make a heart shape (40x magnification).

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Trees

Image of the Day: Tiny Trees

By | February 12, 2015

Researchers have grown hemlock trees from frozen embryos for the first time.

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image: Image of the Day: Clot Capture

Image of the Day: Clot Capture

By | February 11, 2015

A blood clot (gray) ensnares many different types of cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Golden Grass

Image of the Day: Golden Grass

By | February 10, 2015

A 100-million-year-old spikelet—covered in the parasitic fungus ergot and preserved in amber—is the oldest-known grass fossil.

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image: Image of the Day: Migratory Moth

Image of the Day: Migratory Moth

By | February 9, 2015

The American leafminer moth (Coptodisca lucifluella) infests pecan trees in the U.S. and walnut trees in Italy.

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