Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet
Image of the Day: ButterflyNet

Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.

Scientists used machine learning to analyze the coevolution of physical traits in butterflies.

ecology & environment
Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 15, 2019
Mycale grandis teams up with microbes housed inside it to gather nutrients.
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The fish’s undiscerning palate might make more of the lake habitable to the species than once thought, according to a new study.
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Protections
Ashley Yeager | Aug 13, 2019
Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act will be altered, easing protections for the most critically threatened plants and animals.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent SharksImage of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 12, 2019
The goldenrod gall midge, a type of fly, bears larvae that can jump through the air despite their lack of limbs.
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Oceanic Bacteria Trap Vast Amounts of Light Without Chlorophyll
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2019
Microbes that dwell in nutrient-poor waters use a photopigment called retinal to harvest energy from sunshine at levels at least equal to those stored by chlorophyll-based systems.
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Tardigrades May Have Made it to the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Aug 7, 2019
An Israeli lunar lander carrying the tiny animals crashed into the moon in April, and now scientists are trying to determine if the creatures are still alive.
Attack of the Seaweed
Attack of the Seaweed
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 6, 2019
Sargassum is piling up on Caribbean beaches, smothering nearshore ecosystems, driving off tourists, and compelling researchers to figure out why it’s suddenly so abundant.
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Image of the Day: Harbor Seal Wearables
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 2, 2019
External satellite transmitters fitted to the animals’ heads track their movements and habitat use.