Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

ecology & environment
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act AmendmentsCongress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2018
Opponents of the proposal call the changes a “wildlife extinction package.”
Image of the Day: Sea Swirl
Image of the Day: Sea Swirl
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 27, 2018
Manta rays have a unique filtration system that inspires the development of novel water filtering technology.
Herbicide May Harm Microbiome of Bees
Herbicide May Harm Microbiome of Bees
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Glyphosate perturbs the balance of gut bacteria in honey bees and increases the insects’ susceptibility to lethal infection.
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Save the Wolves, Control the Moose
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers plan to relocate mainland wolves to an island in Lake Superior in an effort to boost the near-extinct predator population and limit the growth of local moose herds.
Image of the Day: As Slippery As
Image of the Day: As Slippery As
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 25, 2018
A new species of swamp eel has been discovered in India.
Image of the Day: Handle with Care
Image of the Day: Handle with Care
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 24, 2018
Olympic National Park is relocating its mountain goats.
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
 A model helps recapitulate the geometric patterning of insect wings.
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 12, 2018
A new report from Kew Gardens highlights the fungal diversity of the world.