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image: Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

Image of the Day: Dumbo Octopus Hatchling

By The Scientist Staff | February 21, 2018

The baby cephalopod looks and behaves like an adult from the moment it emerges from the egg.

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image: Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling

Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling

By The Scientist Staff | February 20, 2018

Researchers used light-sheet microscopy to form 3-D images of the process in primary cortical neurons from embryonic rats.

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image: Image of the Day: Feather Mites

Image of the Day: Feather Mites

By The Scientist Staff | February 19, 2018

Researchers used scanning electron microscopy to peer at bugs on several hummingbird species.

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image: Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage

Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage

By The Scientist Staff | February 16, 2018

The cephalopod’s unique ability to disguise itself relies on a single motor nerve exclusively dedicated to skin tension and papillary control.

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image: CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs

CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs

By The Scientist Staff | February 15, 2018

The chelicerates’ unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.

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image: Romeo the Frog

Romeo the Frog

By The Scientist Staff | February 14, 2018

When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.

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image: Image of the Day: Tardigrades!

Image of the Day: Tardigrades!

By The Scientist Staff | February 13, 2018

The microscopic water bears will be featured in an exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History beginning Saturday, February 17.

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image: Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin

Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin

By The Scientist Staff | February 12, 2018

Researchers and BBC filmmakers strapped cameras to animals around the world for a new three-part nature series.

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image: Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses

Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses

By The Scientist Staff | February 9, 2018

Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 

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image: Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach

Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach

By The Scientist Staff | February 8, 2018

The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.

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