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Image of the Day: Butterfly Eggs

By | June 26, 2013

Eggs from an unknown species of butterfly form a tight, grid-like pattern on the branch of a willow tree.

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image: Image of the Day: Pretty Fly

Image of the Day: Pretty Fly

By | June 25, 2013

Taking several thousand images with a microtomograph, or micro-CT scanner, can reveal an unprecedented level of anatomical detail inside the bodies of small animals like this common housefly.

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image: Image of the Day: Brain Fibers

Image of the Day: Brain Fibers

By | June 24, 2013

White matter fibers of the human brain are tracked with diffusion tensor imaging.

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image: Image of the Day: Algae Clumps

Image of the Day: Algae Clumps

By | June 21, 2013

What looks like balls of yarn found at the bargain bin of the local knitting shop are clusters of an unspecified algal species.

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image: Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

Image of the Day: Anthrax Killer

By | June 20, 2013

Neutrophil (yellow), a type of white blood cell involved in inflammation, attacks Bacillus anthracis (orange), the bacteria that causes anthrax.

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image: Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

Image of the Day: Legionnaire Bug

By | June 19, 2013

The Gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacterium (colorized in the scanning electron microscope image) is the causative agent in Legionnaire’s disease.

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image: Image of the Day: Asian Dragonfly

Image of the Day: Asian Dragonfly

By | June 18, 2013

The dragonfly Diplacodes trivialis, commonly found in the gardens, fields and playgrounds of Asia and the Pacific Islands, usually perches on the ground and rarely flies higher than 1 meter.

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image: Image of the Day: Palm Seed

Image of the Day: Palm Seed

By | June 17, 2013

The seeds of the Coco de Mer palm tree, which is endemic to the Seychelles islands, weigh in at up to 45 pounds and require 8 years to mature and germinate.

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image: Image of the Day: Ragweed Pollen

Image of the Day: Ragweed Pollen

By | June 14, 2013

Small pollen grains are visible in this scanning electron micrograph of the ragweed plant. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mushroom Spores

Image of the Day: Mushroom Spores

By | June 13, 2013

The pitted surface of the spores of Austroboletus mutabilis helps distinguish it from other mushroom species.

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