The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.

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Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
The Scientist’s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2018
From cellular self-digestion to the effects of exercise on the brain, our features editor picks her favorite art custom-made for the magazine.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2018
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school’s program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week.
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2018
Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.
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.
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida&rsquo;s Coast
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish.
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Rat Infestation Takes a Toll on Nearby Coral Reefs
Shawna Williams | Jul 12, 2018
A study shows that by killing off seabirds on islands, rodents slash the flow of nutrients into the ocean.
Image of the Day: Warp Speed
Image of the Day: Warp Speed
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 5, 2018
Snipefish use a recoil mechanism to feed rapidly.