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image: Image of the Day: Glassy Glider

Image of the Day: Glassy Glider

By | April 7, 2016

This microscopic harpacticoid copepod is a benthic crustacean, visible in this image because of the way ligaments in its body polarize light.

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image: Image of the Day: On a Short Leash

Image of the Day: On a Short Leash

By | April 6, 2016

This animated reconstruction shows a newly discovered ancient arthropod, Aquilonifer spinosus, which lived 430 million years ago and appears to have carried its offspring in pouches tethered to its body.

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image: Image of the Day: Illustrating Influenza

Image of the Day: Illustrating Influenza

By | April 5, 2016

This 3-D model of the A/H1N1 virus shows the arrangement of RNA and nucleoproteins (orange), membrane proteins (green), and viral matrix proteins (yellow).

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image: Image of the Day: Stylish Soldier

Image of the Day: Stylish Soldier

By | April 4, 2016

These compound eyes belong to a soldier fly (Family: Stratiomyidae), a frequent visitor to stagnant ponds and rivers all over the world.

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image: Image of the Day: Unwelcome Worm

Image of the Day: Unwelcome Worm

By | April 1, 2016

A hookworm (stained red) has invaded this mouse small intestine (blue) prompting the recruitment of macrophages (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Spiky Suit

Image of the Day: Spiky Suit

By | March 31, 2016

This blue tuxedo urchin (Mespilia globulus) measures around 2 cm in diameter and feeds by grazing on algae underneath it.

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image: Image of the Day: Free Rider

Image of the Day: Free Rider

By | March 30, 2016

Fish lice in the Argulus genus are highly adapted parasites, with suction cups that latch onto a host and piercing mouthparts used to feed on blood.

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image: Image of the Day: Fairy Circles

Image of the Day: Fairy Circles

By | March 29, 2016

Patterns of barren, circular patches of land known as fairy circles may be caused by interactions between water availability and vegetation growth.

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image: Image of the Day: Secret Stroller

Image of the Day: Secret Stroller

By | March 28, 2016

The blind cavefish Cryptotora thamicola has features previously thought to be unique to tetrapods, including a pelvic girdle and muscles that support walking.

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image: Image of the Day: Bug Brothers

Image of the Day: Bug Brothers

By | March 25, 2016

A pair of hours-old Gonocerus acuteangulatus step out together.

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