Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?

Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.

Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.

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Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky
Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky
The Scientist Staff | Jan 30, 2017
Scientists use remote sensing data from satellites to map biodiversity in the Amazon and Peruvian Andes forests.
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.
Historical Hunts
Historical Hunts
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.
Amazonian Reef
Amazonian Reef
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.
Electric Fish Kin Wired Differently
Electric Fish Kin Wired Differently
Chris Palmer | Aug 29, 2013
Two new species of closely related electric fishes discovered in the Amazon produce very different electrical signals: one AC, the other DC.