animals
Water Fleas, 1755
Water Fleas, 1755
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2015
A German naturalist trains a keen eye and a microscope on a tiny crustacean to unlock its secrets.
Microbiota Mismatch
Microbiota Mismatch
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
The giant panda’s gut microbiome resembles that of a carnivorous animal despite its diet.
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Proposed Law Aims to Restrict Antibiotic Use on Farms
Kerry Grens | Aug 13, 2014
A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.
Animal Tracker
Animal Tracker
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 3, 2014
A program developed by animal behavior researchers automatically tracks individuals in a group, like fish in a school or ants in a colony.
The Salinella salve Mystery
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…
Gone Missing, circa 1892
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
A unique organism sighted only once, more than a century ago, could shed light on the evolution of multicellularity—if it ever actually existed.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Feb 21, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research