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Glass-blown and sculpted model of the sea anemone (<em>Phymactis florida</em>)
Slideshow: The Lifelike Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
The father-and-son duo, the last generations of a long line of renowned glassworkers, crafted thousands of realistic models of plants and sea creatures.
Slideshow: The Lifelike Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka
Slideshow: The Lifelike Glass Models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

The father-and-son duo, the last generations of a long line of renowned glassworkers, crafted thousands of realistic models of plants and sea creatures.

The father-and-son duo, the last generations of a long line of renowned glassworkers, crafted thousands of realistic models of plants and sea creatures.

Slideshows
Neuston
Slideshow: Meet the Neuston, the Diverse Organisms Living at the Ocean’s Surface
Amanda Heidt | Jan 2, 2023 | 2 min read
The ocean’s surface harbors an ecosystem of colorful, understudied life, ranging from protists and cnidarians to insects.
Various images of different types of neuston
Neuston: Living Among Plastic Debris in the Open Ocean
Amanda Heidt | Jan 2, 2023 | 3 min read
With plastic recovery operations now underway in the world’s marine garbage patches, scientists must contend with how little was known about the organisms living at the surface.
Cow image
Slideshow: Examples of Eukaryotic Horizontal Gene Transfer
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 5, 2022 | 4 min read
Horizontally transferred genes play significant roles in eukaryotic genomes
Cougar leaving the mine entrance
A World of Wildlife in Abandoned Mines
Ian Rose | Jun 1, 2022 | 7 min read
Scientists reveal how mountain lions, elk, and other animals are making use of these underground areas in Colorado.
SLIDESHOW
Photo of a long-tongued fly
Researchers Identify Novel Long-Tongued Fly Species
Nick Dall | Feb 1, 2022 | 4 min read
The discovery that what was long believed to be one fly species is actually two deepens researchers’ understanding of plant-pollinator relationships in a unique habitat in southern Africa.
Several tadpoles in clear eggs
Slideshow: How Animal Embryos Eavesdrop on the Outside World
Amanda Heidt | Nov 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Watch and listen to reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds respond to sound from inside their eggs.
Slideshow: Watch Insects in Motion
Amanda Heidt | Mar 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Researchers across disciplines are adopting high-tech tools to better understand the kinematics and behaviors behind insect flight.
Slideshow: Restoring Coral Reefs
Hanna R. Koch, Erinn Muller, and Michael P. Crosby | Feb 1, 2021 | 2 min read
By growing mountainous star corals in the lab and outplanting them to dying reefs, we were able to grow sexually mature corals that could help reef recovery.
Slideshow: Solving a Gray Whale Murder Mystery
Ashley Yeager | Nov 12, 2020 | 2 min read
One way to investigate the record-setting deaths of the marine mammals is to perform autopsies on them, but researchers are also taking a close look at living whales for clues to what could be killing them.
Slideshow: How Ecologists Study the World’s Apex Predators
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020 | 4 min read
A global decline of large carnivores has motivated scientists to understand the animals’ ecological roles, and consider whether reintroducing them can help restore ecosystems.
Slideshow: Scads of Microbes Now Stored at Scripps
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020 | 1 min read
Take a peek at one of the biggest collections of bacteria and fungi in the world.
Slideshow: Images from The World Beneath
Richard Smith | Nov 5, 2019 | 2 min read
See a world of undersea splendor through the lens of Richard Smith.
City Bees
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017 | 1 min read
See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.
Science March Sights and Signs
Bob Grant, Diana Kwon, Tracy Vence, and Kerry Grens | Apr 22, 2017 | 1 min read
Thousands of people around the world gathered to show support for science today. Here’s a sampling of sights and signs from the Marches for Science in Berlin, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
Sights (and Signs) of #StandUpForScience
Tracy Vence and Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 19, 2017 | 1 min read
Hundreds of people gathered in Boston’s Copley Square today to show support for science.
Historical Hunts
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016 | 1 min read
See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016 | 1 min read
A look at some of the species named this year
Slideshow: Nerdy Birdies
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Meet the pigeons that are redefining what it means to behave like a human by displaying remarkable pattern recognition abilities.
2016 Top 10 Innovations: Honorable Mentions
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016 | 1 min read
These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.
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