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Image of the Day: Wiped Out

By | March 11, 2016

Carpolestes simpsoni, illustrated here, is thought to have lived in what's now Wyoming until its extinction around 56 million years ago.

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image: Image of the Day: Rasping Ribbon

Image of the Day: Rasping Ribbon

By | March 10, 2016

This ridged tongue, or radula, belongs to a round-mouthed snail (Pomatias elegans) and is used to scrape up bits of dead leaves and disintegrating wood.

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image: Image of the Day: Clown Face

Image of the Day: Clown Face

By | March 9, 2016

This three-day-old larval peanut worm (Sipuncula) has been imaged using polarized light to highlight cilia (yellow), serotonin in the nervous system (red), and DNA (cyan).

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image: Image of the Day: Roundworm Romance

Image of the Day: Roundworm Romance

By | March 8, 2016

Two Pristionchus nematodes have maneuvered into a mating position in this colored scanning electron microscopy image.

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image: Image of the Day: Cretaceous Chameleon

Image of the Day: Cretaceous Chameleon

By | March 7, 2016

These pieces of amber from Myanmar contain remarkably intact specimens of various lizard species, including a 100 million-year-old chameleon.

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image: Image of the Day: Pondering Primate

Image of the Day: Pondering Primate

By | March 4, 2016

A baboon faces into the sunlight, apparently lost in its thoughts, at Cape Point Reserve in South Africa.

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image: Image of the Day: Pom Poms

Image of the Day: Pom Poms

By | March 3, 2016

The fruiting bodies of Aspergillus niger, a fungus causing black mold, grow out of a piece of bread.

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image: Image of the Day: Hungry Histones

Image of the Day: Hungry Histones

By | March 2, 2016

This slice from the hypothalamus of a mouse shows star-shape brain cells called astrocytes (green) expressing HDAC5 (red), a histone deacetylase involved in regulating feeding behavior.

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image: Image of the Day: Serenading Sweethearts

Image of the Day: Serenading Sweethearts

By | March 1, 2016

A female fairy-wren eyes up a mate during a breather from the pair’s performance of a duet.

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image: Image of the Day: Look Up

Image of the Day: Look Up

By | February 29, 2016

A group of common toad tadpoles swims overhead in this view of the sky from a canal in Belgium.

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