2020 in Pictures
2020 in Pictures
This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
2020 in Pictures
2020 in Pictures

This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.

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Image of the Day: Ancient Fiber Technology
Image of the Day: Ancient Fiber Technology
Amy Schleunes | Apr 13, 2020
Researchers discover a fragment of cord between 41,000 and 52,000 years old that points to Neanderthals’ complex cognitive abilities.
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Emily Makowski | Dec 26, 2019
From bubbling plants to endangered whales, here are some amazing images from The Scientist in 2019.
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Emily Makowski | Dec 20, 2019
An evolutionary biologist knits a festive homage to her research.
Deathly Displays, circa 1662–1731
Deathly Displays, circa 1662–1731
Sukanya Charuchandra | Dec 1, 2019
Frederik Ruysch’s collections blended specimens for scientific discovery with macabre art.
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: Painting with Microbes
Image of the Day: Painting with Microbes
Emily Makowski | Nov 22, 2019
See this year’s winners of the American Society for Microbiology’s agar art competition.
Children of Extramarital Affairs Were and Are Rare: Study
Children of Extramarital Affairs Were and Are Rare: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2019
Using DNA data, researchers track family dynamics in Europe over the last 500 years and find socioeconomic status is related to married women having a child with a man other than their husband.
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
The Sea and the Science She Inspires
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2019
For centuries, painters and poets have looked to the ocean for insight. Researchers, too, have found their muse in the Earth’s salty realm.
Image of the Day: Ghostly Tails
Image of the Day: Ghostly Tails
Emily Makowski | Oct 31, 2019
Planarians are turned into art by a group of scientists and artists.
Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Image of the Day: Meteorite Under the Scope
Emily Makowski | Oct 1, 2019
Artist Carol Roullard specializes in microcrystal photography.
Image of the Day: Root Pottery
Image of the Day: Root Pottery
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019
An agroecology grad student creates rhizosphere-inspired art.
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Could Manipulating the Microbiome of Artworks Prevent Their Decay?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2019
Treating the microbial community residing on a painting with probiotics may offer a way to stave off biodegradation, a study suggests.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Image of the Day: Nature by Hand
Image of the Day: Nature by Hand
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
Scientist D. Allan Drummond’s study of life in sculpture aims to provoke curiosity and wonder about the world.
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2019
Charles R. Knight’s illustrations shaped the public’s view of prehistoric life.
Paleoart
Paleoart
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2018
See an update from Chicago's Field Museum about the works of Charles R. Knight and other paleoartists who pioneered the depiction of ancient life.
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2018
Researchers nab the microbial culprits eating away at a 17th century painting.