neurodegenerative diseases, ecology, culture
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Fish fear from above
Fish fear from above
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 
Satellite images capture fish fear
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.
Fluorescent fish find pollution
Bob Grant | Jun 13, 2011
Genetically engineered fish may one day help detect estrogen-like chemicals in consumer products and aquatic habitats.
2011 World Science Festival: A look back
The Scientist Staff | Jun 10, 2011
The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life. 
Honey bee microbiome probed
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2011
Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.
Behavior brief
Megan Scudellari | Jun 8, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.
Australian climate scientists threatened with death
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 7, 2011
The debate over a carbon emissions tax heats up.
How skunks got their stripes
Megan Scudellari | Jun 7, 2011
The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.