A weekly image selected from the striking imagery produced every day by scientists around the world.
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The Image of the Week is taking a summer vacation. We will return on August 19th in time for the new academic year.
Image of the Week is a feature of the HHMI BioInteractive website. A different image will be posted each week in order to highlight topics in the Life and Earth Sciences. Each of the images will be accompanied by a short description together with information about the author and web links for further study. The images will be archived on the HHMI BioInteractive website, and will be made freely available for download from a searchable database for educational purposes. For more info on Image of the Week or how to submit, consult the Related Materials to the right.
In This Series (23)
A unique group of cells in the eye’s retina specifically detects the upward motion of objects, such as a ball thrown in the...
The bill of the buff-tailed sicklebill hummingbird is perfectly shaped to collect nectar from deep within the Centropogon...
A 3D model of the dengue virus reveals a shape like a soccer ball with an outer coating of glycoproteins.
The male peacock spider performs a spectacular dance to attract a mate—but the female is not always impressed.
The arrangement of cells in the retina reveals how it detects, processes, and relays visual information to the brain.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is discovered “hiding” between the cells of the gut.
Chromosomes change form as a cell divides to ensure that each daughter cell gets a full, intact copy of the genome.
Infant lemurs hitch a ride through the forest by holding on to their mother’s tummy or riding piggyback.
Female peacock spiders stay with their young in an egg sac until they can fend for themselves.
... but that's not all they'll do. Several genes determine the diverse shapes and functions of crustacean appendages.
Tiktaalik roseae, also known as the “fishapod,” is an animal that lived about 375 million years ago, with features of...
The young starlet sea anemone forms tentacles by cell division, migration, and shape changes.
Many animals have a third eyelid called a nictitating membrane that protects the eye.
The developing brain needs a constant source of new cells as it builds the circuits that will control behavior.
The golden birdwing provided a striking clue to the natural origin of species.
An intricate three-dimensional network of blood vessels nourishes the heart.
A group of 14 stink bug eggs attached to the underside of a poplar leaf.