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.