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image: Image of the Day: Microscopic Mosaic

Image of the Day: Microscopic Mosaic

By | January 13, 2016

This non-motile diatoma type of algaegets its energy from light via photosynthesis and measures just 213 micrometers across.

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image: Image of the Day: Adder Ambush

Image of the Day: Adder Ambush

By | January 12, 2016

A desert adder (Bitis peringueyi) lies camouflaged in the Namibian sand, waiting for small reptilian prey to approach.

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image: Image of the Day: Freaky Faces

Image of the Day: Freaky Faces

By | January 11, 2016

The vascular bundles of papyrus, shown here in a cross-section lit by differential interference contrast microscopy, transport water and nutrients around the plant.

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image: Image of the Day: Tortoiseshell Twists

Image of the Day: Tortoiseshell Twists

By | January 8, 2016

A close-up of the underside of a plate from a deceased turtle’s shell, showing white spirals made by turtle skin against a keratin background.

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image: Image of the Day: Blossoming Bouquet

Image of the Day: Blossoming Bouquet

By | January 7, 2016

Fluorapatite, a phosphate mineral that helps prevent decay in tooth enamel, grows on a protein-coated substrate in this artificially colored micrograph.

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image: Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers

Image of the Day: Safety in Numbers

By | January 6, 2016

Schooling clupeid fish part to avoid a young blacktip reef shark as it swims around a reef in the Maldives.

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image: Image of the Day: Fluorescent Flare

Image of the Day: Fluorescent Flare

By | January 5, 2016

When this engineered colony of E. coli reaches a certain density, the bacteria release a burst of fluorescent protein.

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image: Image of the Day: Stem Cell Shift

Image of the Day: Stem Cell Shift

By | January 4, 2016

In a larval fruit fly’s brain, neural stem cells lacking the Eyeless enzyme can overproliferate (green) and create tumors.

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image: Image of the Day: Thermal Cell

Image of the Day: Thermal Cell

By | December 31, 2015

Researchers observed a human endothelial cell under standard phase contrast microscopy (left) and thermal imaging using a laser probe on a titanium film (right).

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image: Image of the Day: Pouncing Hunter

Image of the Day: Pouncing Hunter

By | December 30, 2015

A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) leaps toward a meal after hearing it beneath the snow in Colorado.

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