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image: Image of the Day: Taking the Heat

Image of the Day: Taking the Heat

By | September 16, 2014

A study of brown anole lizards in the Bahamas shows that cold-blooded animals could adapt quickly to climate change by becoming more active at warmer temperatures.

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image: Image of the Day: Preserved Pattern

Image of the Day: Preserved Pattern

By | September 15, 2014

A study of sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) suggests that the expression pattern of Hox genes during hindbrain development is conserved between these jawless fish and jawed vertebrates.

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image: Image of the Day: Fiber Former

Image of the Day: Fiber Former

By | September 12, 2014

In a silk gland from the golden orb-web spider (Nephila clavipes), falling pH and surging carbon dioxide pressure launch the synthesis of silk fibers from spidroin proteins.

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image: Image of the Day: Stark Contrast

Image of the Day: Stark Contrast

By | September 11, 2014

In a lava field on the Hawaiian island of Maui, Skippy's Pond is home to bacteria that give it a bright orange crust; scientists are sampling the crust and the shrimp that nibble on it.

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image: Image of the Day: Desert Fish

Image of the Day: Desert Fish

By | September 10, 2014

In the wild, the Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is confined to a single geothermal pool in the Mojave Desert; a conservation breeding program uses colorful yarn to hold the fish's precious eggs.

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image: Image of the Day: Avian Baby

Image of the Day: Avian Baby

By | September 9, 2014

Off the coast of Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, research on the critically endangered Mascarene petrel (Pseudobulweria aterrima) yielded this unusual photo of a flying bird bearing an egg.

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image: Image of the Day: Membrane Map

Image of the Day: Membrane Map

By | September 8, 2014

The membranes of red blood cells stored in blood banks lose flexibility over time; scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign detected these membrane variations using spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM).

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image: Image of the Day: Multiplicity of Monkeys

Image of the Day: Multiplicity of Monkeys

By | September 5, 2014

Conservation scientists found five new species of saki monkeys (genus Pithecia), fruit-eaters that are important seed dispersers in the Amazon.

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image: Image of the Day: Marine Mushrooms?

Image of the Day: Marine Mushrooms?

By | September 4, 2014

Scientists identified a new family of mushroom-shape animals, Dendrogrammatidae, among deep-sea specimens from Southeastern Australia.

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image: Image of the Day: Home Invader

Image of the Day: Home Invader

By | September 3, 2014

The Asian camel cricket (Diestrammena asynamora), once thought to dwell mainly in greenhouses, is now more common than native camel crickets in and around homes in the eastern United States.

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