Image of the Day

Most Recent

image: Image of the Day: “Flower Power”

Image of the Day: “Flower Power”

By | July 1, 2016

A transparent, bumpy micromaterial that mimics the texture of a rose petal helps solar cells gather photons.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Ocean Invader

Image of the Day: Ocean Invader

By | June 30, 2016

The prolific and venomous lionfish has taken hold in the Mediterranean Sea, researchers report.  

1 Comment

image: Image of the Day: Freegan Bears

Image of the Day: Freegan Bears

By | June 29, 2016

A mother bear forages with her three cubs in the Sarikamis landfill in eastern Turkey.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: 3-D Bioprinting

Image of the Day: 3-D Bioprinting

By | June 28, 2016

A sheet of cow cartilage, printed using an “ink” made of strands of cartilage tissue, sits on a plug of natural bone in nutrient broth.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Belly of the Beast

Image of the Day: Belly of the Beast

By | June 27, 2016

Single-celled algae live weirdly well in the carnivorous bladders of the humped bladderwort plant. In this cross section—magnified 100 times—the algae are the spiny disks concentrated toward the bladder's bottom.

2 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Clever Polly

Image of the Day: Clever Polly

By | June 24, 2016

The Indonesian Goffin's cockatoo can use multiple types of tools; here, one of the birds is dropping a ball into a tube to knock out a reward inside.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Mold Maze

Image of the Day: Mold Maze

By | June 23, 2016

Amoebae of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum make their way through a maze as part of a worldwide chemotaxis race.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Fungal Killer

Image of the Day: Fungal Killer

By | June 22, 2016

Fruiting bodies of the fungus Cordyceps ignota erupt from a tarantula, consumed by the insidious parasite from the inside.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Sightless Swimmers

Image of the Day: Sightless Swimmers

By | June 21, 2016

These Mexican blindcats—eyeless catfish never before found outside Mexico—were recently discovered in a water-filled cave in Texas.

0 Comments

image: Image of the Day: Sea Sketch

Image of the Day: Sea Sketch

By | June 20, 2016

Around 210 million years ago, tropical seas surrounded what is now Britain, as illustrated in this drawing of an ichthyosaur, armored fish, and sharks by geologist Valentina Rossi.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. How Plants Evolved Different Ways to Make Caffeine
  2. Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
    The Nutshell Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

    According to citation statistics, researchers behind programmed cell death pathways and CRISPR/Cas9 are among those in line for Nobel Prizes this year.

  3. Sequencing Reveals Genomic Diversity of the Human Brain
  4. Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts
    The Nutshell Reviewing Results-Free Manuscripts

    An open-access journal is trialing a peer-review process in which reviewers do not have access to the results or discussion sections of submitted papers.

RayBiotech