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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Four Eyes
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 3, 2018
Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.
Image of the Day: Original Fin
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 2, 2018
Researchers identify the genetics underlying the development of dorsal fins in ancient fish.
Ocean Sunfish Could Offer Clues to the “Rise of Slime”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2018
A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and
may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.
Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 15, 2018
Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
Catherine Offord | Mar 8, 2018
In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.
Amazonian Fish Genome Challenges Long-Held Assumptions About Asexual Reproduction
Jim Daley | Feb 15, 2018
, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome.
Spiders with Long Tails Found in Ancient Amber
Jim Daley | Feb 5, 2018
This discovery closes a 170-million-year gap in the fossil record.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 25, 2018
Fungal pathways in cheese rinds affect the composition of bacterial communities residing there.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow.
Insects’ Neural Learning and Memory Center Discovered in Crustaceans
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.