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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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In light of the ongoing debate around the Research Works Act, universal access and the role of publishers in research communication, some images – like the suckling pigs on December 21 or today’s Open Access File of the Day - may take on a special meaning: just imagine … Continue reading

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The rove beetle Dalotia coriaria is featured on Wikispecies

Today’s Open Access File of the Day comes straight from the Main Page of Wikispecies: the rove beetle Dalotia coriaria. Fig. 46 of the article New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada. I. Aleocharinae, published in 2009 by Reginal … Continue reading

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Lice in 50 languages

Lice can be tremendously useful. For instance, the high but not perfect specificity of several different species of lice allows to use information about their phylogeny to infer some information about the phylogenies of their host species. Some of the … Continue reading

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A dino on the move

Yesterday, I came across a post by Stuart Shieber, in which he highlighted a quote and linked to a blog post about an interview that Richard Poynder had done with Jan Velterop, in which the latter had said the following: … 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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Shelter for a parasite

Today’s Open Access File of the Day depicts the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, important for its role as an intermediate host to the parasite Schistosoma mansoni that causes schistosomiasis.     Cropped and retouched from Fig. 1 of the article The NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center, … Continue reading

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Biomass in the eyes of children

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is a composite figure: Part A illustrates how children perceive the relative contributions of some eukaryotic taxa to the overall biomass on our planet, part B puts this into a scientific perspective. The size of … Continue reading

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A tumor in the making

I have been asked a few times (example) why the Open Access File of the Day series is so slanted towards science (rather than, say, humanities), and biomedical research in particular. I typically reply something along the lines of … … Continue reading

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