This is the disease-causing fungus Candida albicans. Research in the lab of Gerald R. Fink of the Whitehead Institute uncovered the genetic wiring diagram underlying the infectiousness of C. albicans, a fungus that causes thrush in babies, vaginal infections in women, and life-threatening infections in chemotherapy and AIDS patients.
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Sea sponge extracting florescent-dyed water News.science360.gov.org
In this image, a florescent dye has been injected next to a sea sponge which the sponge quickly pumps through its body. Sponges don't have tissues or organs. The beating choanocyte cells (specialized cells with flagellae) and the porous structure of a sponge s body are specialized to pump water--thousands of liters a day--throughout its body, extracting tiny organisms for food from th...
Photographer: Christos Kotsaftis Summary Author: Christos Kotsaftis Shown above is an elongated strand of a sap-like substance that's hanging from a lemon tree. This condition is known as gummosis -- the formation of a gummy material on the surface of certain plants, particularly fruit trees. The oozing from a wound or canker is a reaction to disease, infections, insects, storm damage, etc. ...
Afterglow and Rays Over Mount Teide Epod.usra.edu
Photographer: Roberto Porto Summary Authors: Roberto Porto; Jim Foster The photo above shows alpenglow immersing snow-covered Mount Teide (12,198 ft or 3,718 m) in Teide National Park, Canary Islands, Spain, as observed on February 25, 2016. An indigo sky and lavender-colored anticrepuscular rays herald the approach of nightfall. The snow that fell here in late February was one of the bigges...
Cat s Eye Wide and Deep Apod.nasa.gov
Cat s Eye Wide and Deep
The Great Carina Nebula Apod.nasa.gov
A jewel of the southern sky, the
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Using data from three of NASA's Great Observatories (the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope), scientists have found the best evidence to date that supermassive black holes in the early universe were produced by the direct collapse of a gas cloud. If confirmed, this result could lead to new insight into how black holes...
Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach Hubblesite.org
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On May 12, 2016, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of Mars, when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth. The photo reveals details as small as 20 miles to 30 miles across. This observation was made just a few days before Mars opposition on May 22, when the sun and Mars will be on exact opposite sides of Earth. Mars...
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Texas: An Energy Powerhouse Earthobservatory.nasa.gov
The Lone Star State leads the nation in energy production from both wind and oil.
Visualizing the Highs and Lows of Lake Mead Earthobservatory.nasa.gov
In May 2016, the reservoir behind Hoover Dam reached its lowest level since the 1930s.
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Fort McMurray Wildfire Still Burns Earthobservatory.nasa.gov
The Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control, burning under high to extreme fire conditions.
The Rains of Roanu Earthobservatory.nasa.gov
In May 2016, Tropical Storm Roanu unleashed heavy winds and rain on the populous coastal communities of Bangladesh.