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Image of the Day: Head Start

By | December 16, 2016

The marine worm Schizocardium californicum starts its life cycle as little more than a swimming, translucent head.

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image: Image of the Day: Repair Kit

Image of the Day: Repair Kit

By | December 15, 2016

Nanofiber gel (purple) containing the cytoplasmic extensions of nerve cells (green) may help repair spinal cord damage in mice.

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image: Image of the Day: Biofilm Up Close

Image of the Day: Biofilm Up Close

By | December 14, 2016

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa infects burn wounds and forms immune-resistant biofilms like the one shown here, in vitro.

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image: Image of the Day: Pest Control

Image of the Day: Pest Control

By | December 13, 2016

Neonicotinoids can be bad news for insects such as this tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata), which feed on the same agricultural pests that are eradicated by common insecticides.

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Brain

Image of the Day: Beetle Brain

By | December 12, 2016

The nervous system of a horned dung beetle (Onthophagus sagittarius) just before the completion of metamorphosis.

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image: Image of Day: Long Lost Larvacean

Image of Day: Long Lost Larvacean

By | December 9, 2016

Scientists spotted an extremely rare species of larvacean for the first time since its discovery in 1900.

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image: Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

Image of the Day: Protein Hypnosis

By | December 8, 2016

The proteins MinD and MinE, involved in keeping E. coli cells oriented during cell division, oscillate across a synthetic membrane.

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image: Image of the Day: Good Fat, Bad Fat

Image of the Day: Good Fat, Bad Fat

By | December 7, 2016

University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered a signaling pathway that turns white adipocytes into brown adipocytes.

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image: Image of the Day: Living the Dry Life

Image of the Day: Living the Dry Life

By | December 6, 2016

Department of Energy scientists are studying the omics of the agave plant, with the hope of someday engineering crops that thrive in arid environments.

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image: Image of the Day: Some Weather

Image of the Day: Some Weather

By | December 5, 2016

An orangutan takes shelter beneath an umbrella made from branches. That animals can use tools in such sophisticated ways can be explained with the help of a new learning model for animal behavior.

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