Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research

A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.

A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.

ecology, science policy
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Image of the Day: Fire Alarm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
Bats use both echolocation and vision to avoid eating unpleasant fireflies.
Florida Is Having a 10-Month Streak of Toxic Red Tide
Florida Is Having a 10-Month Streak of Toxic Red Tide
Diana Kwon | Aug 10, 2018
Can clay particles, ozone, or phages stop the algae bloom that is killing wildlife and posing a health risk to humans?
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

Image of the Day: Red Alert
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 6, 2018
Female zebra finches prefer red-beaked male finches over their orange-beaked counterparts.
Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Drones Are Changing the Face of Ecology
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
Unmanned aerial vehicles allow researchers to collect huge volumes of biological data cheaply, easily, and at higher resolution than ever before.
How Ants Make Collective DecisionsHow Ants Make Collective Decisions
How Ants Make Collective Decisions
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Transport of food sways between two modes.
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Infographic: Choosing the Right Umbrella
Amy Lewis | Aug 1, 2018
Researchers must consider the entire ecosystem when planning conservation strategies.