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image: Image of the Day: Here's Looking at You, Krill

Image of the Day: Here's Looking at You, Krill

By | December 11, 2013

Compound eye of the Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)

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image: Image of the Day: Beautiful Killer

Image of the Day: Beautiful Killer

By | December 10, 2013

The disguise of the orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus) is even more attractive to its insect prey than the real flowers where the predator hides.

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image: Image of the Day: Hospital Infection

Image of the Day: Hospital Infection

By | December 9, 2013

A human white blood cell engulfs methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (in green).

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image: Image of the Day: Tea Party

Image of the Day: Tea Party

By | December 6, 2013

Peacock mites (Tuckerella sp.) feed on crops like citrus, avocado, and the tea stem pictured here.

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image: Image of the Day: Mosquito Head

Image of the Day: Mosquito Head

By | December 5, 2013

The eyes, proboscis, and antennae of a male Culex pipiens mosquito

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image: Image of the Day: Pollen Tubes

Image of the Day: Pollen Tubes

By | December 4, 2013

Cylindrical structures on Lilium pollen transport the male gametes to the ovules.

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image: Image of the Day: Skeleton Shrimp

Image of the Day: Skeleton Shrimp

By | December 3, 2013

The males of this new species of cave-dwelling crustacean measure around 3 millimeters, the females about 2 mm.

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image: Image of the Day: Responding Cell

Image of the Day: Responding Cell

By | December 2, 2013

A specialized cell from a rabbit’s retina is filled with a dye that fluoresces in the presence of calcium ions.

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image: Image of the Day: Rodent Digestion

Image of the Day: Rodent Digestion

By | November 29, 2013

Cross section of a mouse intestine with the mucus of goblet cells in blue, the brush border in red, and the nuclei in green

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image: Image of Thanksgiving Day: Feathery Fungi

Image of Thanksgiving Day: Feathery Fungi

By | November 28, 2013

The visible parts of Trametes versicolor fungi are commonly called turkey tails.

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