The Scientist

» DNA sequencing and ecology

Most Recent

image: Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  


image: Image of the Day: Landing Blows

Image of the Day: Landing Blows

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 18, 2018

The smashing mantis shrimp is strategic in its attack on sea snails.  


image: Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

By Catherine Offord | June 12, 2018

Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.

1 Comment

Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.


Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.

1 Comment

image: Infographic: Gassy Genes

Infographic: Gassy Genes

By Ruth Williams | June 1, 2018

Soil scientists get bacteria to report on what their neighbors are up to.


image: Meet the Leechmeister

Meet the Leechmeister

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2018

See the American Museum of Natural History curator Mark Sidall explain his fascination with leeches, which he and other scientists are using to infer biodiversity in some far-flung places.


image: Productivity Paradox

Productivity Paradox

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

During the last ice age, there wasn’t much plant matter to eat on northern steppes, but herbivorous woolly mammoths were abundant. How did they survive?


image: Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2018

Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.

1 Comment

image: Image of the Day: Water Flea

Image of the Day: Water Flea

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018

A species of water flea in northern Belgium that helps keep algae in check is growing smaller and less abundant in urbanized areas. 

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
  2. Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
  3. Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud
    The Nutshell Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud

    Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges that allege the company’s promise to revolutionize blood testing swindled investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and put patients in danger.

  4. Probiotics Prevent Cholera in Animal Models