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image: Image of the Day: A Swell Idea

Image of the Day: A Swell Idea

By | July 19, 2017

To improve the resolution of biological samples at the cellular level, researchers inflate tissues with “swellable polymers” so that they’re easier to see under the microscope.    

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image: Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm

Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm

By | July 18, 2017

Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.

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image: Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat

Image of the Day: Skinning the Cat

By | July 17, 2017

This stack of polarized light micrographs depicts a vibrant ensemble of tissues, hair follicles, and vessels within a slice of cat skin.

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image: Image of the Day: You, My Green-Eyed Hermit 

Image of the Day: You, My Green-Eyed Hermit 

By | July 14, 2017

In a delightful turn of events near the South African West Coast, scientists stumble upon a new hermit crab species with distinctively green eyes.

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image: Image of the Day: Wounded Coral

Image of the Day: Wounded Coral

By | July 13, 2017

Certain corals in the Gulf of Mexico were devastated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s reverberating destruction.

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image: Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis

Image of the Day: Psychedelic Symbiosis

By | July 12, 2017

Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) can glow in the dark. 

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image: Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers

Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers

By | July 11, 2017

Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) can amass pollen by “buzzing”—or oscillating—against a flower, creating a gentle flurry of grains.

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image: Image of the Day: Oculus Reparo

Image of the Day: Oculus Reparo

By | July 10, 2017

Following an injury to a Drosophila pupal wing, macrophages swoop in, engulfing debris and aiding in the tissue regeneration process.

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image: Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification

Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification

By | July 7, 2017

Eighty years ago, a Neanderthal femur dating back more than 120,000 years was recovered from a Southwestern Germany cave. Now, the ancient bone reveals new clues about the bedfellows of human ancestors. 

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image: Image of the Day: Messy Eater

Image of the Day: Messy Eater

By | July 6, 2017

The Jurassic predator Razanandrongobe sakalavae used its colossal, ragged teeth to rip through the muscles and bones of its prey. 

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