Caught on Camera

Selected images of the Day from

The Scientist Staff
Jan 31, 2018

100-MILLION-YEAR-OLD FLOWER: Scientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers (Tropidogyne pentaptera) into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.
Posted: September 21, 2017


PLANT BULBS: A “nanobionic” plant, infused with nanoparticles containing light-emitting luciferin.Posted: December 14, 2017

MID-CENTURY PURSUITS: This image of a crown imperial flower (Fritillaria imperialis L.) is one of 60 plant canvasses in an 18th century coloring book.
Posted: June 27, 2017


WHAT DOES A BEE SEE? Thermograph images show the floral heat patterns of poppy flowers (top) and daisies (bottom).
Posted: December 21, 2017
BREAK OUT: Spores of yellow rust, an agricultural pathogen, rupture the surface of a wheat leaf. A grant from the European Research Council, announced in 2016, is aimed at fighting yellow rust disease.
Posted: September 9, 2016
DOUBLE DOSE: Scientists engineered the Artemisia annua plant to produce twice the normal amount of artemisinin, the main component in many malaria treatments.
Posted: March 29, 2017
100-Million-Year-Old Flower: George Poinar Jr, Oregon State University; Plant Bulbs: American Chemical Society; Mid-Century Pursuits: Peter H. Raven Library/Missouri Botanical Garden; What Does a Bee See?: University of Bristol; Break Out: The John Innes Centre; Double Dose: CRAG