Some Barnacles Can Move Around to Improve Feeding Position
Some Barnacles Can Move Around to Improve Feeding Position
The Scientist spoke with marine biologist and barnacle researcher John Zardus about why turtle barnacles—previously thought to be immobile—in fact slowly travel. He thinks the answer is food.
Some Barnacles Can Move Around to Improve Feeding Position
Some Barnacles Can Move Around to Improve Feeding Position

The Scientist spoke with marine biologist and barnacle researcher John Zardus about why turtle barnacles—previously thought to be immobile—in fact slowly travel. He thinks the answer is food.

The Scientist spoke with marine biologist and barnacle researcher John Zardus about why turtle barnacles—previously thought to be immobile—in fact slowly travel. He thinks the answer is food.

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Hormones May Contribute to Asymmetrical Effects of Brain Injury
Hormones May Contribute to Asymmetrical Effects of Brain Injury
Catherine Offord | Sep 2, 2021
Researchers studying rats claim to have found a novel connection between damage on one side of the brain and problems with the posture or movement of limbs on the opposite side of the body.
Tiny Hitchhikers Reveal Turtles’ Movements and Foraging Ecology
Tiny Hitchhikers Reveal Turtles’ Movements and Foraging Ecology
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2021
Microscopic creatures called epibionts that live on sea turtles’ shells can help researchers understand their secretive lives.
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Animal Movement Data Reveal Effects of Climate Change in Arctic
Amanda Heidt | Nov 5, 2020
Environmental engineer Gil Bohrer discusses how long-term, large-scale tracking data can shed light on the unexpected ways animals are responding to changes in the Arctic.
Book Excerpt from <em>Physical Intelligence</em>
Book Excerpt from Physical Intelligence
Scott Grafton | Jan 13, 2020
In Chapter 2, “Surfaces,” author Scott Grafton describes the ancient process of action perception, which helps organisms navigate their environments.
Why Do We Forget How to Walk on Ice?
Why Do We Forget How to Walk on Ice?
Scott Grafton | Jan 13, 2020
A new book explores the crosstalk between mind and body and how it helps humans navigate their worlds.
Image of the Day: Bespectacled Mantis
Image of the Day: Bespectacled Mantis
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Insects wearing 3-D glasses detect computer-generated prey.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2019
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
Image of the Day: Upside-Down Landings
Image of the Day: Upside-Down Landings
Emily Makowski | Oct 29, 2019
Blue bottle flies use many different movements and a specific behavior sequence in order to stick a ceiling landing.
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Image of the Day: Flight Styles
Emily Makowski | Oct 25, 2019
The evolution of different ways of flying in birds affected wing range of motion, but not wing shape.
Image of the Day: Jelly Bot
Image of the Day: Jelly Bot
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 3, 2019
See a tiny, jellyfish-like robot swim, burrow, and carry beads.
Image of the Day: Motile Swimmers
Image of the Day: Motile Swimmers
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 12, 2019
Scientists track the movement of sperm flagella.
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
A fossil of a school of fish from the Eocene appears to represent coordinated collective movement.
Image of the Day: Baby Steps
Image of the Day: Baby Steps
Chia-Yi Hou | May 28, 2019
Watch young birds move like rock climbers.
Image of the Day: Catfished
Image of the Day: Catfished
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 24, 2019
The skull bones of a catfish move in coordination when capturing prey.
Image of the Day: Cat Trackers
Image of the Day: Cat Trackers
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 6, 2019
Researchers in Australia are capturing movement data by fitting cats with accelerometers and sending them outdoors.
Image of the Day: Wiggles and Squirms
Image of the Day: Wiggles and Squirms
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
An artificially intelligent program tracks the motion of infants to help doctors look for links to disorders with abnormal motions.
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: Cellular Pulse
Image of the Day: Cellular Pulse
Shawna Williams | Oct 29, 2018
The protein RhoA coordinates pulses of movement in Caenorhabditis elegans cells.
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
Image of the Day: Soaring Manta Rays
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 12, 2018
The colossal fish bank like airplanes when turning.