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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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image: Image of the Day: Boxes of Turtles

Image of the Day: Boxes of Turtles

By | July 5, 2017

Warm hues of yellow, gold, and orange form unique, colorful patterns on each Eastern box turtle’s carapace.

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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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