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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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image: Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue

Image of the Day: Sea Turtle Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 7, 2018

Biologists in Florida rounded up more than 1,000 sea turtles when they were threatened by a cold snap in January.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles

Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles

By The Scientist Staff | February 6, 2018

Leptinotarsa decemlineata has been decimating agricultural crops since at least the 19th century, and by sequencing its genome researchers hope to explore new strategies for controlling the pest.

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image: Image of the Day: Cell Division

Image of the Day: Cell Division

By The Scientist Staff | February 5, 2018

A combination of imaging techniques allows researchers to observe subcellular processes within organisms.

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image: Image of the Day: Hair Follicles

Image of the Day: Hair Follicles

By The Scientist Staff | February 2, 2018

Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.

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image: Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers

Image of the Day: Mobile Nanotweezers

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Magnetically-driven nanobots could be used to manipulate microscopic objects, including bacteria and fluorescent nanodiamonds.

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image: Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats

Image of the Day: Dog-Faced Bats

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2018

The discovery of two new species within the Cynomops genus has expanded the total known number of dog-faced bat species to eight. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea

Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea

By The Scientist Staff | January 30, 2018

Researchers discover a genetic link in mice between thinner corneas and an increased risk of developing glaucoma.

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image: Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria

Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria

By The Scientist Staff | January 29, 2018

Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers. 

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