Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Structures built in tropical coastal waters capture fish, but harm the ecosystem and may lead to overfishing.
Image of the Day: Fish Fences
Image of the Day: Fish Fences

Structures built in tropical coastal waters capture fish, but harm the ecosystem and may lead to overfishing.

Structures built in tropical coastal waters capture fish, but harm the ecosystem and may lead to overfishing.

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Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2019
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the OceanSoft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Soft Robotics Find a Place in the Ocean
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists who designed a marine robot to survey ocean life were inspired by eel larvae.
Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in Insects
Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in Insects
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 18, 2017
A 27-year-long study finds insect biomass has declined by about 75 percent. 
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
City Bees
City Bees
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Benjamin Geffroy, Daniel T. Blumstein, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 3, 2017
As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.
Owl Be Darned
Owl Be Darned
The Scientist Staff | Dec 4, 2015
Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.