bird perched next to a brick atop a trash can
Science Snapshot: Fine Feathered Foes
Australians are resorting to increasingly drastic measures to keep cockatoos out of their garbage bins.
Science Snapshot: Fine Feathered Foes
Science Snapshot: Fine Feathered Foes

Australians are resorting to increasingly drastic measures to keep cockatoos out of their garbage bins.

Australians are resorting to increasingly drastic measures to keep cockatoos out of their garbage bins.

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Two donkeys interacting at the Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark
Science Snapshot: Pin the Domestication on the Donkey
Lisa Winter | Sep 8, 2022
A genomic analysis reveals that humans domesticated donkeys more than 7,000 years ago.
crossword
September 2022 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Sep 1, 2022
dead bee surrounded by yellow flower petals
Science Snapshot: One Insect’s Corpse Is Another’s Breakfast
Lisa Winter | Aug 31, 2022
Though it’s poetic to say that ants were grieving the bee at a funeral, the reality is a bit more prosaic.
Various primate 
Science Snapshot: An Arm and A Leg
Lisa Winter | Aug 24, 2022
3D modeling of 7 million-year-old hominin bones hints at bipedality occurring earlier than previously thought.
An aerial view of the Tetiaroa Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
Science Snapshot: Reversing an Invasion of Paradise
Lisa Winter | Aug 17, 2022
After years of work, conservationists have successfully eliminated two invasive rat species from the Tetiaroa Atoll in French Polynesia.
Close up of ant mandible
Science Snapshot: The Need for Speed
Viviane Callier | Aug 4, 2022
Understanding the biomechanics of the trap-jaw ant could help humans build better, faster robots.
Crossword puzzle with cool background
August 2022 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Aug 1, 2022
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
Shark at the surface of the water next to a boat
Science Snapshot: An Arctic Shark’s Tropical Vacation
Lisa Winter | Jul 26, 2022
Though Greenland sharks generally live in icy waters, one was recently caught in the Caribbean.
Two researchers hold up giant waterlily
Science Snapshot: Holily Molily
Lisa Winter | Jul 21, 2022
The largest waterlily species in the world was incorrectly classified for more than 170 years.
Underwater brine pool
Science Snapshot: The Beach Beneath
Lisa Winter | Jul 13, 2022
By better understanding underwater brine pools, researchers could learn more about the evolution of life in our oceans and the potential for life on other planets.
Brain imaging of a fruit fly
Science Snapshot: When Pregnant Flies Crave Ice Cream and Pickles
Lisa Winter | Jul 7, 2022
A visualization technique shows how fruit flies choose which food to eat.
Greenhouse whitefly - Trialeurodes vaporariorum on the underside of leaves. It is a currently important agricultural pest.
July 2022 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Jul 5, 2022
Small orange frog next to a pencil tip
Science Snapshot: Small Frogs Can’t Jump (Gracefully)
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2022
The inner ears of these miniature Brazilian frogs are too small to provide good balance while jumping.
Close up of mastodon tusk
Science Snapshot: Mastodons on the Move
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2022
These Pleistocene Epoch giants likely traveled great distances each year to reach breeding grounds.
Microscopic view of Candida albicans
Science Snapshot: Taming the Fungus Amongus
Lisa Winter | Jun 8, 2022
Human mucus contains glycans that could one day treat harmful Candida albicans infections.
GFP highlighting mouse neurons
Science Snapshot: How Brains Handle Surprise Parties
Lisa Winter | Jun 3, 2022
When unexpected events occur, norepinephrine signals mouse brains to pay attention to key details.
June 2022 Interactive Crossword Puzzle
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Jun 1, 2022
Salamander on log
Science Snapshot: Free Fallin’ Salamanders
Lisa Winter | May 26, 2022
Arboreal salamanders use skydiving techniques to avoid smashing to the ground after a fall.
Microscopic image of nerves in the eye, a pathogen, and t cells
Science Snapshot: Eye Immunity
Lisa Winter | May 26, 2022
Researchers find that tissue-resident memory T cells in the corneas of mice engender a lasting immune response.