Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.

fiction, evolution, ecology, culture
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Oct 19, 2018
Diseases threaten the pride’s existence and wildlife experts recommend relocating some lions to a sanctuary, but Gujarat state has refused.
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2018
The study authors attribute the decreases to climate change.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Øsby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
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.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Shawna Williams | Oct 4, 2018
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.