Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

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Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Amy Schleunes | Jan 23, 2020
The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Emily Makowski | Nov 25, 2019
Flashing lights activate fly navigation neurons.
Image of the Day: Invisible Weapons
Image of the Day: Invisible Weapons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 6, 2019
See a close-up of the deep-sea dragonfish’s transparent teeth.
Image of the Day: Making Waves
Image of the Day: Making Waves
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 6, 2019
Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, “diffracting” as they pass by an obstacle.
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 2, 2019
Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.
Winter Brain Blues
Winter Brain Blues
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Researchers identify neurological pathways through which light affects mood and learning in mice.
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2018
Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
Image of the Day: Plant Bulbs 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2017
Scientists infuse plants with the luminescence of fireflies.