animal behavior, culture, developmental biology
Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience
Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience
Wendy Jones | Dec 1, 2017
Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.
Captivated by Chromosomes
Captivated by Chromosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2017
Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.
Meet the Arachnid That May Add a New Chapter to the Book on Sensory Biology
Meet the Arachnid That May Add a New Chapter to the Book on Sensory Biology
Mary Bates | Dec 1, 2017
The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Passing the Torch
Passing the Torch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2017
Looking back, looking forward
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Book Excerpt from <em>Jane on the Brain</em>
Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain
Wendy Jones | Nov 30, 2017
In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.
Whipping Boys
Whipping Boys
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.
Kung Fu Shrimp
Kung Fu Shrimp
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.