Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin

Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.

Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.

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Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Elephants Revived a “Zombie” Gene that May Fend Off Cancer
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2018
DNA damage kick-starts what was once a defunct duplicated gene, which kills off injured cells.
Image of the Day: Elephant Twins
Image of the Day: Elephant Twins
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 16, 2018
A pair of calves was born about eight months ago in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park.
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Extinct and Living Elephants’ Genomic History Sequenced
Jim Daley | Feb 27, 2018
Gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
Image of the Day: Elephants at Sunset
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 11, 2018
Conflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.
China Vows to End Commercial Ivory Trade
China Vows to End Commercial Ivory Trade
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 4, 2017
Conservationists declare victory as the country agrees to crack down on domestic ivory sales, which have contributed to the near-extinction of elephant species.
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.
A Plague on Pachyderms
A Plague on Pachyderms
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2015
At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.
TS Live: Elephant Herpes
TS Live: Elephant Herpes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2015
Researchers at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., are studying a viral infection that can be lethal to elephant calves.