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Australian Beetles Walk on the Underside of Water’s Surface
Australian Beetles Walk on the Underside of Water’s Surface
Watch one scurry around upside down in a remarkably unusual form of locomotion.
Australian Beetles Walk on the Underside of Water’s Surface
Australian Beetles Walk on the Underside of Water’s Surface

Watch one scurry around upside down in a remarkably unusual form of locomotion.

Watch one scurry around upside down in a remarkably unusual form of locomotion.

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Bald Eagle Killer Identified
Bald Eagle Killer Identified
Abby Olena | Mar 25, 2021
After a nearly 30-year hunt, researchers have shown that a neurotoxin generated by cyanobacteria on invasive plants is responsible for eagle and waterbird deaths from vacuolar myelinopathy.
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Researchers Detect Land Animals Using DNA in Nearby Water Bodies
Nayanah Siva | Apr 27, 2020
Monitoring the comings and goings of aquatic life with traces of DNA in water has become an established biomonitoring technique, but scientists are now using environmental DNA to assess terrestrial animals.
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Emily Makowski | Nov 26, 2019
This ancient red pigment came from underwater.
Image of the Day: Bubbling Plants
Image of the Day: Bubbling Plants
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
Plants use two different strategies to photosynthesize underwater.
Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured
Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured
Kerry Grens | Sep 10, 2019
The same study also finds there are three species of Electrophorus, rather than one.
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Jacelyn Rice, Paul Westerhoff | Jul 11, 2017
Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  
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.
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.
Leader in Biomechanics Dies
Leader in Biomechanics Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.
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.
Did <em>Spinosaurus </em> Swim?
Did Spinosaurus Swim?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 15, 2014
Most complete skeleton suggests the dinosaurs were semi-aquatic hunters. 
Something Is Killing Asian Carp
Something Is Killing Asian Carp
Kerry Grens | Apr 29, 2014
Half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.
Book Excerpt from Radial Symmetry
Katherine Larson | Dec 2, 2011
Poet Katherine Larson explores the intersection of art and science through the lyrical works "Metamorphosis" and "Crypsis and Mimicry."