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Photo of a long-tongued fly
Researchers Identify Novel Long-Tongued Fly Species
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.
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Researchers Identify Novel Long-Tongued Fly Species
Researchers Identify Novel Long-Tongued Fly Species

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.

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.

ABOVE: florent grenier

Slideshows

Several tadpoles in clear eggs
Slideshow: How Animal Embryos Eavesdrop on the Outside World
Amanda Heidt | Nov 1, 2021
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
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, Michael P. Crosby | Feb 1, 2021
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
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
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
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
See a world of undersea splendor through the lens of Richard Smith.
City Bees
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
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, Kerry Grens | Apr 22, 2017
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
Hundreds of people gathered in Boston’s Copley Square today to show support for science.
Historical Hunts
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.
Slideshow: New Species of 2016
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2016
A look at some of the species named this year
Slideshow: Nerdy Birdies
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016
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
These runners up to the Top 10 Innovations of 2016 caught our judges' attention.
Fieldwork Bloopers
Tanya Lewis | Jun 21, 2016
Scenes from illustrator Jim Jourdane’s Fieldwork Fail: The Messy Side of Science
SUNY-ESF’s Top 10 New Species 2016
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
A look at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry scientists’ picks
Monkey See, Monkey Die
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?
Sleepy Squirrels
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2015
Visit the lab of Matthew Andrews at the University of Minnesota Duluth, who studies hibernating thirteen-lined ground squirrels to learn how their hearts manage extreme temperature fluctuations.
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.