Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm
Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm
A volunteer nature guide teamed up with researchers to discover a unique reproductive role for one vine’s leaves.
Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm
Specialized Leaves Keep This Plant’s Fruit Warm

A volunteer nature guide teamed up with researchers to discover a unique reproductive role for one vine’s leaves.

A volunteer nature guide teamed up with researchers to discover a unique reproductive role for one vine’s leaves.

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A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The BioCollective, a company that transforms whole stool samples into microbial metadata, is developing the US’s first national microbiome reference material.
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists Use Online Game to Research COVID-19 Treatment
Emma Yasinski | Mar 9, 2020
The creativity of citizen scientists could help researchers design proteins that may be able to fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Image of the Day: Design Challenge
Image of the Day: Design Challenge
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 9, 2019
An online video game helps researchers create strategies for creating RNA.
Image of the Day: Photo ID
Image of the Day: Photo ID
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 27, 2019
Marine biologists identify smalleye stingrays using the white spots on their backs.
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2019
The sturgeon restoration study’s outcome won’t be known for decades.
Image of the Day: Suckers
Image of the Day: Suckers
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 10, 2018
A recently expanded online database allows researchers and the public to share and view videos of sea lampreys.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | Jun 1, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Birders Break North American Record
Birders Break North American Record
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
A nude birder and an Australian zoo owner are competing to set the new bar for the number of species spotted in a single year.
Extreme Birding
Extreme Birding
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Oregonian Noah Strycker broke the world Big Year birding record when he saw his 4,342nd species of the calendar year in 2015.