Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke

An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.

An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.

ecology & environment
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Emily Makowski | Dec 3, 2019
Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
This 1-centimenter-long frogfish is one of the many subjects of marine photographer Richard Smith.
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Homo sapiens Might Not Be Responsible for Neanderthal Demise
Catherine Offord | Nov 29, 2019
Researchers’ simulations suggest that small population sizes and inbreeding made Neanderthal populations vulnerable to chance fluctuations in population size.
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Image of the Day: Changing Forests
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Carbon dioxide and temperature need to increase in a constant ratio for plants to keep up with climate change.
Atmospheric CO<sub>2</sub> Levels Reached Another High in 2018
Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reached Another High in 2018
Shawna Williams | Nov 26, 2019
The concentration of the greenhouse gas is now one-and-a-half times what it was before the Industrial Revolution, the World Meteorological Association says.
Blue Whales&rsquo; Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Blue Whales’ Hearts Can Beat Exceptionally Slowly
Ashley Yeager | Nov 26, 2019
Slowing to just two beats per minute, the animals’ heart rate shows how they survive plunging far below the ocean’s surface to eat.
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Image of the Day: Melting Ice
Emily Makowski | Nov 21, 2019
Warming temperatures threaten reindeer herding and the preservation of cultural artifacts in Mongolia.
Image of the Day: Bubbling Plants
Image of the Day: Bubbling Plants
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
Plants use two different strategies to photosynthesize underwater.