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A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.

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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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image: Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation

Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation

By Catherine Offord | February 7, 2018

Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.

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Caught on Camera

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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image: Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina

Sound of the Day: Big Mouth Gulf Corvina

By The Scientist Staff | December 20, 2017

Researchers document the loudest sound ever recorded in fish.

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image: Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 

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Captivated by Chromosomes

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2017

Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.

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Image of the Day: Eyes from the Deep 

By The Scientist Staff | November 15, 2017

Scientists have discovered a new type of eye cell in a deep-sea fish species.

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image: Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens

Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.

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image: Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery

Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery

By Shawna Williams | September 15, 2017

At the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, the hurricane caused more than $100 million in damage, killed hundreds of study animals, and displaced numerous researchers, but its work continues.

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