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For some, Blue Monday is green under UV light

After featuring a model organism yesterday, today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts another one: mice. The photo – taken under illumination with ultraviolet light – shows two transgenic mice (on the left and right) expressing enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein, whereas … Continue reading

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A beautiful mountain with wings

Today’s Open Access File of the Day takes us to a mountainous area in northwestern Yunnan, China, which is the habitat of some of chaos theory’s most famous mascots – butterflies, specifically of the species Phengaris atroguttata and Phengaris xiushani. The latter was recently described, and the … Continue reading

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Did you know that you are a vector too?

Have you ever thought of yourself as a vector? To some life forms, you certainly are. Amongst them is the pepper mild mottle virus that transits your digestive tract before reaching target plants like pepper. In today’s Open Access File of the Day, … Continue reading

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Pāpalōmōyotl, the blood-feeding sandfly

Nahuatl is the language spoken by the Aztecs. It is also one of the languages in which a Wikipedia exists, and on December 22 last year, Marrovi started its entry on Pāpalōmōyotl, the blood-feeding sandfly scientifically known as Lutzomyia longipalpis (no English-language Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Time for a dig in the desert

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is an impression from archaeological excavations at the open-air site of Aybut Al Auwal in the Dhofar mountains in Oman.     Fig. 11 of the article The Nubian Complex of Dhofar, Oman: An African Middle Stone Age Industry … Continue reading

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How to illustrate how to measure odors

In times when there seem to be apps for almost everything, it is certainly valid to consider ways in which odors could be quantified and put to scale. A set of tools is being developed in this area, loosely lumped … Continue reading

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Research Works Act entry on the English Wikipedia gets asylum on Commons

Today, the English Wikipedia has joined a diverse group of websites in taking action against proposed U.S. legislation known as SOPA (WebCite archive) and PIPA (WebCite archive) that would severely curtail the freedom on the internet in a way that wouldn’t allow Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Open Access featured twice on English Wikipedia homepage today

On the English Wikipedia, the entry about the Research Works Act that aims to roll back the NIH’s Public Access Policy is currently featured on the Main page under “Did you know” (bottom left in this screenshot): … that the Research Works Act proposed … Continue reading

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The neuron that wasn’t

When René Magritte once painted a tobacco pipe in the late 1920s, he added the subtitle “Ceci n’est pas une pipe.” to it in order to emphasize the difference between physical objects and their representation. The painting is now housed in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Miniature open-access frogs taking over?

Today’s Open Access File of the Day really is a file of the day, i.e. of January 12, 2012: published as part of the taxonomic description of a new species yesterday, it is currently featured on the main pages of the Thai, Bulgarian, English and German Wikipedias. Why? It depicts … Continue reading

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