Caught on Camera

See some of the coolest images recently featured by The Scientist

The Scientist Staff
Apr 18, 2022
A close-up of the eyespot on the wing of a forest mother-of-pearl butterfly (Protogoniomorpha parhassus)
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU, KID! A close-up of the eyespot on the wing of a forest mother-of-pearl butterfly (Protogoniomorpha parhassus). In February, researchers identified the genetic regulatory network responsible for the contrasting patterns on butterfly wings. Posted: February 23, 2022
Emilie Dion, National University of Singapore
Image of sonogenetics, in which they used ultrasound to noninvasively activate neurons in the mouse motor cortex
SOUND WAVES, BRAIN WAVES: In February, researchers published a study detailing a new technique, called sonogenetics, in which they used ultrasound to noninvasively activate neurons in the mouse motor cortex. Posted: February 9, 2022
Corinne Lee-Kubli, Chalasani lab
Photo of Hora Rockshelter in Malawi
ROCK OF AGES: In Hora Rockshelter in Malawi, recent excavations uncovered ancient human DNA dating to between 16,000 and 18,000 years ago, the oldest DNA to be extracted from humans in Africa so far. Posted: February 23, 2022
Jacob Davis
Photo of a pacific beetle cockroach (Diploptera punctata)
PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER: Researchers recently sequenced the genome of the Pacific beetle cockroach (Diploptera punctata), the only known live-bearing cockroach species. Posted: February 24, 2022
© iNaturalist.org, Kevin Faccenda
An image of Flycatcher1 (FLYC1) as one potential mechanosensitive ion channel that allows Venus flytrap plants to hunt their prey
FLYTRAP MAGIC: A recent study in Nature Communications identified Flycatcher1 (FLYC1) as one potential mechanosensitive ion channel that allows Venus flytrap plants to hunt their prey. Posted: February 25, 2022
Scripps Research

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