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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Eye-Opener
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 17, 2018
An open-source microscopy method can super-resolve live cells even under low lighting.
Image of the Day: Hold My Brood
Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 9, 2018
Cuckoo catfish trick cichlids into caring for their eggs in a strategy known as brood parasitism.
Image of the Day: Snowflake
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Scientists take a close look at metal alloys that form snowflake-like structures called crystalline dendrites.
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 9, 2017
Parasitoid wasps inoculate other insects with their eggs, and their offspring then grow to feed on their "homes," effectively sucking the life out of their dying hosts.
Image of the Day: All Aboard
Staff | Sep 22, 2016
This trainworm reproduces by detaching sperm- or egg-filled segments, called stolons, when it reaches maturity.
Image of the Day: Golden Eyes
Staff | Aug 19, 2016
Compound eyes provide insects such as this robber fly with large fields of vision.
Image of the Day: All Aglow
Staff | Aug 26, 2015
When exposed to a fluorescence excitation flashlight, these aggregating anemones (
) light up due to their natural expression of green fluorescent protein.
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
Staff | Aug 29, 2014
These comma-shape bacteria (
) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.
Image of the Day
Staff | Jan 4, 2013
The skeleton of this 13-day-old chick embryo has been stained to highlight cartilage (blue) and bone (red).