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image: Image of the Day: Feathery Fireworks

Image of the Day: Feathery Fireworks

By | July 4, 2017

Feather stars, or crinoids, are equipped with at least five colorful arms that aren’t just for show—these marine invertebrates use their picturesque limbs to gather food.  

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image: Image of the Day: Teeth

Image of the Day: Teeth

By | July 3, 2017

Once mated, female cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae) use their "vagina dentata" to rip through the hard encasing of a male’s ejaculated spermatophore. 

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image: Image of the Day: Gold Matter

Image of the Day: Gold Matter

By | June 30, 2017

The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.

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image: Image of the Day: Languid Jetsetter

Image of the Day: Languid Jetsetter

By | June 29, 2017

An undescribed jellyfish in Pacific waters near Hawaii, likely a Bathykorus species, propels itself by moving water in and out of its circular cavity.  

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image: Image of the Day: Dog, Squirrel, or Gecko?

Image of the Day: Dog, Squirrel, or Gecko?

By | June 28, 2017

Although it's clearly a lizard, the aptly named thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) has a bulky backside and is known to bark when in danger. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mid-Century Pursuits

Image of the Day: Mid-Century Pursuits

By | June 27, 2017

This image of a crown imperial flower (Fritillaria imperialis L.) is one of 60 colorless plant canvasses in an 18th century coloring book. 

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image: Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks

Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks

By | June 26, 2017

The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.

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image: Image of the Day: Save the Frogs

Image of the Day: Save the Frogs

By | June 23, 2017

Small but striking with its eyebrow-like horns, the 6-centimeter smooth horned frog (Proceratophrys boiei) was one of 453 amphibian species in Brazil assessed in a recent conservation study.

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image: Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor

Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor

By | June 22, 2017

Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (Montipora capitata) to degenerate.   

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image: Image of the Day: Selfish Behavior

Image of the Day: Selfish Behavior

By | June 21, 2017

Wasps use figs as breeding safe havens, pollinating their fruit shelters in return. Some wasps, however, solipsistically use their figs without fertilizing any seeds. 

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