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It's incredible how one tiny seed can develop into beautiful, bright red flowers reaching 3 feet tall. Any guesses on the specimen shown here? 
Credit: Spike Walker

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This species of cup fungus may look dull right now, but the inner spore-bearing surface of the apothecium will develop into a bright reddish-yellow color. They are common to tropical and subtropical regions of the world and are sometimes used as fishing bait! 
Credit: Sebastian Pintscher

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#Repost: As the weather warms up, these parasitic critters become much more active in our neck of the woods.

Credit: Dr. Robert Zucker

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#DidYouKnow? The small size, short generation time, and large brood size of a Drosophila embryo are what make it ideal for genetic studies!

Credit: Dr. Stefano Di Talia

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Fact: A house fly relies mostly on the sense of smell when it searches for food. Darkfield illumination was used here to capture the proboscis, or feeding appendage, of this specimen.

Credit: Ralph Grimm

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Laser scanning confocal microscopy captured human skeletal muscle, one of three major muscle types. Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue which is under the 'voluntary' control of the somatic nervous system.

Credit: Irmgard Fischer

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#Repost: Often used as a biodiversity indicator, the copepod are a very small species of crustacean found in many freshwater habitats. This specimen is a female, with the egg sac clearly visible.

Credit: Massimo Brizzi

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There comes a time in every algae's life when it's time to leave home. This #video shows a Volvox aureus daughter #cell breaking free and leaving the parent colony!

Credit: Dr. Jens Hallfeldt

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Did you know? The hippocampus is a region of the brain associated with learning and memory. Many neurons in the rat and mouse hippocampus respond as place cells, firing bursts of action potentials when the animal passes through a specific part of its environment. 
Credit: Sandra Dieni

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Did you know? Even though they only cover about 1% of the ocean floor, coral have a huge impact on the health of humans and the health of the planet. In fact, coral reefs have even been used to develop new medicines to treat bacterial infections, arthritis, heart disease, and more!

Credit:  James Nicholson

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#Repost: A barnacle like you've never seen it (if you've ever seen one at all)! This image is composed of 46 individual samples taken at different focal distances.

Credit: Mr. Waldo Nell

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In this #video, you can see an Arabidopsis thaliana lateral root growing out of the primary root. A stack of images was recorded every 15 minutes over 75 hours to capture the growth of this small flowering plant!

Credit: Daniel von Wangenheim 
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