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image: Image of the Day: Fog Catcher

Image of the Day: Fog Catcher

By | June 8, 2016

The desert moss Syntrichia caninervis traps moisture from mist using “awns”—tiny hairs measuring just 0.5 mm to 2 mm long.

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image: Image of the Day: Protective Protein

Image of the Day: Protective Protein

By | June 7, 2016

HeLa cells cultured with Zika virus (left panel, virus in green) can resist infection with increased levels of a small protein called IFITM3 (right panel).

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image: Image of the Day: Fresh Face

Image of the Day: Fresh Face

By | June 6, 2016

This male rain frog belongs to a new species, Pristimantis pluvialis, discovered at the Amazonian foothills of the Andes in southeastern Peru.

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image: Image of the Day: Toxic Culture

Image of the Day: Toxic Culture

By | June 3, 2016

Grown under zinc stress, most of the cyanobacteria in this image overlay are healthy (red), but some are impaired (yellow), and a few have died (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Practiced Performance

Image of the Day: Practiced Performance

By | June 2, 2016

This male peakock spider (Maratus volans) uses a combination of bright colors, abdomen movements, and leg claps to get the attention of females.

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image: Image of the Day: Waning Wildlife

Image of the Day: Waning Wildlife

By | June 1, 2016

Amphibian species, such as the red spotted newt, are in global decline because of climate change, human influence, disease, and other factors.

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image: Image of the Day: Colored Stalks

Image of the Day: Colored Stalks

By | May 31, 2016

The fruiting bodies, or sporangiophores, of this Phycomyces fungus are cream-colored in the wildtype (center), and altered in color mutants (left and right).

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image: Image of the Day: No Free Lunch

Image of the Day: No Free Lunch

By | May 30, 2016

This hawk moth (Manduca sexta) expends plenty of energy hovering in front of a flower.

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image: Image of the Day: Residence at Risk

Image of the Day: Residence at Risk

By | May 27, 2016

Rising sea temperatures have led to an increase in coral bleaching, posing a threat to clownfish, which rely on sea anemones for shelter.

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image: Image of the Day: Model Brain

Image of the Day: Model Brain

By | May 26, 2016

The brain of a Drosophila fruit fly, imaged here using confocal microscopy, may provide a model for understanding the genetics of human brain injuries.

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