Caught on Camera

Selected images from

The Scientist Staff
Feb 14, 2022
SPARKLING CONVERSATIONALISTS: Researchers suggested that at least one species of diatom can communicate via fluorescence. Posted: December 16, 2021
NOAA, Gordon T. Taylor
NAMING OF THE SHREWS: Crocidura pallida, one of the 14 new shrew species discovered by scientists working on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Posted: Jan 5, 2022
Kevin Rowe
SOMETHING IN THE AIR: Demonstrating a new technique that can help researchers harvest airborne genetic material, University of Copenhagen researchers Christina Lynggaard (left) and Kristine Bohmann (right) capture air samples at the Copenhagen Zoo. Posted: Jan 6, 2022
Christian Bendix 
MAKE LIKE A BIRDIE: This embryonic oviraptorosaur curled up inside a 66- to 72-million-year-old egg constitutes the earliest example of such a tucked posture inside of an egg, a feature previously thought to occur only in birds. Posted: December 22, 2021
Lida Xing
SUPER GREENS: Researchers injected cyanobacteria into the heart of Xenopus laevis tadpoles, giving the amphibians the ability to fuel their brains through photosynthesis, even when deprived of oxygen. Posted: October 13, 2021
Suzan Özugur and Hans Straka

This article was featured in February 2022, Issue 2 of the digest