Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

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Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Monarch Butterfly Conservationist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jul 23, 2018
Lincoln Brower, an American entomologist famous for his work to conserve the monarch populations of Mexico and the US, has passed away at age 86.
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 18, 2018
A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.
Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents
Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 13, 2017
In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice. 
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 27, 2017
The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.
Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals
Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals
The Scientist Staff | Apr 26, 2017
Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 22, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
The iconic butterflies have flocked to their Mexican overwintering grounds, seemingly reversing recent population declines.
Week in Review: November 2–6
Week in Review: November 2–6
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2015
How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Butterflies Weaponize Milkweed Toxins
Geoffrey Giller | Nov 4, 2015
Monarch and queen caterpillars store toxic compounds from their milkweed diet to ward off predators into adulthood, a new study suggests.