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.

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Elusive Asgard Archaea Finally Cultured in Lab
Elusive Asgard Archaea Finally Cultured in Lab
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 12, 2019
The 12-year-long endeavor reveals Prometheoarchaeum as a tentacled cell, living in a symbiotic relationship with methane-producing microbes.
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 24, 2019
The brain wiring behind scent processing seems to scale across mammalian species.
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Gene Mutation Could Explain Humans’ High Risk of Heart Attack
Shawna Williams | Jul 23, 2019
Mutating a gene called CMAH in mice so it’s nonfunctional, as in humans, upped the animals’ chances of developing heart disease, a study finds.
Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists
Image Of The Day: Predatory Protists
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The protist Rhodelphis limneticus bears little resemblance to its close genetic relative, red algae.
Ecology, Not Physics, Explains Diversity of Insect Eggs
Ecology, Not Physics, Explains Diversity of Insect Eggs
Viviane Callier | Jul 3, 2019
Insect eggs can take any shape at almost any size, refuting explanations for their dimensions based on geometric scaling laws or on relationships between egg traits and adult traits.
Image of the Day: Side Salad
Image of the Day: Side Salad
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 2, 2019
Bonobos eat their aquatic greens, perhaps to get their daily dose of iodine.
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Image of the Day: Hybrid Cetacean
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 21, 2019
The DNA of a whale shows its father was a beluga and its mother was a narwhal.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.