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image: Image of the Day: Technicolor Stickleback

Image of the Day: Technicolor Stickleback

By The Scientist Staff | April 11, 2013

This juvenile fish has developing bone stained red and developing cartilage stained blue.

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image: Image of the Day: Immune System at Work

Image of the Day: Immune System at Work

By The Scientist Staff | April 10, 2013

White blood cells engulf spores of the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus, which often causes disease in immunocompromised people.

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image: Image of the Day: Hypersensitive Touch

Image of the Day: Hypersensitive Touch

By The Scientist Staff | April 9, 2013

The star-nosed mole's unusual appendages radiating around its nostrils have the highest nerve ending densities of any mammalian skin surface.

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image: Image of the Day: Early Development

Image of the Day: Early Development

By The Scientist Staff | April 8, 2013

An embryo of the echinoderm Clypeaster subdepressus progresses from two cells, to four cells, to sixteen cells, and then to the gastrula stage.

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image: Image of the Day: Mosquito Meal

Image of the Day: Mosquito Meal

By The Scientist Staff | April 5, 2013

Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes used for malaria research feed in the lab on blood through a thin membrane.

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image: Image of the Day: Connective Tissue Cells

Image of the Day: Connective Tissue Cells

By The Scientist Staff | April 4, 2013

Fibroblasts with stained mitochondria (yellow), nuclei (green), and microfilaments (blue).

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image: Image of the Day: Messy Eater

Image of the Day: Messy Eater

By The Scientist Staff | April 3, 2013

A pollen-covered bee of the species Halictus ligatus.

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image: Image of the Day: Giant Salamander

Image of the Day: Giant Salamander

By The Scientist Staff | April 2, 2013

The endangered Ozark hellbender, which blends in with mud and rocks at the bottoms of Missouri and Arkansas streams, can grow up to two feet long and can live as long as 30 years.

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image: Image of the Day: Fluorescent Coral

Image of the Day: Fluorescent Coral

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2013

Over the course of the development of the coral species Seriatopora hystrix, its fluorescence shifts from green to cyan.

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image: Image of the Day: Almost Identical Mice

Image of the Day: Almost Identical Mice

By The Scientist Staff | March 29, 2013

These mice are twins, but because of epigenetic modification, one has a kinky tail while the other does not.

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