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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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[[Francis Crick]] expanded on the Sanskrit Wikipedia

On January 14, the entry about Francis Crick on the Sanskrit Wikipedia was expanded, and the article now includes a photo of him in his office. The image was originally published in an obituary and is the first file from … Continue reading

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Walking with bent knees and hips

Today’s Open Access File of the Day puts the famous Laetoli footprints (C) into the perspective of a modern human walking either normally (A) or with bent knees and hips (B).   Fig. 1 of the article Laetoli Footprints Preserve Earliest Direct Evidence 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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Sounds from the deep sea

Today’s Open Access File of the Day brings to you the sound of a hydrothermal vent from the bottom of the sea, recorded as shown in the image. Turn on the bass and then click through to the sound. Fig. 2b and … Continue reading

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Blue legs, baby’s got blue legs

In our species, blue eyes have received many an artistic treatment (here is one). Other species tend to have other preferences, but for those into blue legs, males of the spider Oligoxystre diamantinensis may well be worth a look (for … Continue reading

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Illustrating the bee waggle dance

Today’s Open Access File of the Day is, once more, a derivation of a composite figure. It shows a bee performing its waggle dance, overlaid with some explanatory symbols that are perhaps best understood by way of the other (and … Continue reading

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