Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.
Image of the Day: A Good Egg
Image of the Day: A Good Egg

Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.

Osprey numbers are recovering after a drop in contaminants in the Delaware Estuary.

paleontology, marine biology, birds
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
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.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
The British Phycological Society declares the winners of a photography contest for images of algae.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
Oh, Captain
Oh, Captain
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2018
Meet Cindy Van Dover, a deepsea explorer and the first female to pilot Alvin, the submersible that has ferried researchers into some of the ocean's deepest depths.
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2018
As the only woman who has piloted the deep-ocean research submersible Alvin, Van Dover is among the few researchers to have explored hydrothermal vents firsthand.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Kerry Grens | Jun 21, 2018
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.