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By The Scientist Staff | November 2, 2012

Typhochlaena costae, shown here, is one of nine new tree-climbing tarantulas discovered in Brazil, which tend to have longer legs and thinner bodies than their ground-dwelling cousins. 

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2012

A human bone cancer cell shows off its actin filaments (purple), mitochondria (yellow), and DNA (blue).

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 31, 2012

In addition to attacking their prey in the pitch dark sky, vampire bats of Central and South America are the only bats that can run on land, with top speeds at nearly 5 mph.

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 30, 2012

The tongue of a Cricket (Gryllus campestris), captured by darkfield and Rheinberg illumination

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 29, 2012

The Psyche (Leptosia nina) butterfly, shown here as a mating pair, is a weak flyer, making erratic movements as it bobs across the grass and rarely leaving ground level.

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 26, 2012

Black mastiff bat (Molossus rufus) embryos

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 25, 2012

A male Megachilid bee (Haetosmia vechti) forages in Mevo Horon, West Bank.

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 24, 2012

A scanning electron micrograph of the prickly hairs of stinging nettle

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 23, 2012

A fluorescence micrograph catches a neuron regenerating in culture.

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Image of the Day

By The Scientist Staff | October 22, 2012

HeLa cells with their golgi tagged with fluorescent protein (yellow)

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