Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia

Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.

Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.

ecology & environment
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the OceanSoft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 30, 2018
The Fiordland penguins of New Zealand travel thousands of kilometers in search of food.
Image of the Day: Hanger-On
Image of the Day: Hanger-On
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 29, 2018
Newly identified species of fossilized parasitic wasps were found inside their hosts.
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2018
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.
Wild Horses Can Handle Hurricanes. What About Climate Change?
Wild Horses Can Handle Hurricanes. What About Climate Change?
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2018
Strong winds and heavy rain can sometimes wash the animals out to sea, but shortages of fresh drinking water and food are more worrisome as sea levels rise.
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 27, 2018
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.
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.
Image of the Day: Divide and Conquer
Image of the Day: Divide and Conquer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 23, 2018
Even in groups with only six individuals, ants begin to take on particular roles.
Image of the Day: All Out War
Image of the Day: All Out War
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 21, 2018
A new study reports the first-known example of a parasitic love vine tangling with a gall wasp that parasitizes a shared host plant.