Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Advances in imaging technology over the last century have allowed increasingly sophisticated glimpses into the ancient processes of mummification.
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present
Ideal Patients, 1896–Present

Advances in imaging technology over the last century have allowed increasingly sophisticated glimpses into the ancient processes of mummification.

Advances in imaging technology over the last century have allowed increasingly sophisticated glimpses into the ancient processes of mummification.

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Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Image of the Day: Big Body, Little Brain
Amy Schleunes | Feb 20, 2020
An extinct rodent relative of the capybara appears to have had a smaller brain-to-body ratio than similar species.
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Image of the Day: Brains and Braincases
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The skull changed shape in different ways than the brain during evolution, according to a new comparative study.
Image of the Day: Fly Reconstruction
Image of the Day: Fly Reconstruction
Emily Makowski | Sep 27, 2019
Scientists create a micro-CT scan image of Drosophila in fine detail.
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Image of the Day: Star Scans
Image of the Day: Star Scans
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 30, 2019
CT scans illuminate the structure of sea stars.
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 17, 2018
Scientists take a close look at how cloven hoofed mammals use selective brain cooling to survive in the heat. 
Image of the Day: Flying Blood Bag
Image of the Day: Flying Blood Bag
The Scientist Staff | Aug 22, 2017
A novel contrast agent capable of staining the finest blood vessels reveals an elaborate, entwined network in this pigeon’s CT scan. 
Early Hominin Hearing
Early Hominin Hearing
Karen Zusi | Sep 29, 2015
Based on the structure of fossilized skulls and ear bones, researchers learn that early hominins heard sounds best between the frequencies that humans and chimpanzees do.
Revealing Metamorphosis
Revealing Metamorphosis
Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013
Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop.