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Researchers Train Goldfish to “Drive”
The Scientist spoke with cognitive neuroscientist Ronen Segev about how he taught goldfish to maneuver a moveable tank over land toward a visual target.
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Researchers Train Goldfish to “Drive”
Researchers Train Goldfish to “Drive”

The Scientist spoke with cognitive neuroscientist Ronen Segev about how he taught goldfish to maneuver a moveable tank over land toward a visual target.

The Scientist spoke with cognitive neuroscientist Ronen Segev about how he taught goldfish to maneuver a moveable tank over land toward a visual target.

ABOVE: MATAN SAMINA

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Making Waves and Avoiding Beaks
Chloe Tenn | Dec 23, 2021
Moving collectively on the water surface could help protect schools of fish from being eaten by predatory birds.
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Falling Water, Rising Rocks, 1834
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Intrigued by an optical illusion he experienced while traveling in Scotland, Robert Addams wrote what is now considered one of the definitive observational accounts of so-called motion aftereffects.
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A Protist Hosts Both Green Algae and Purple Bacteria Symbionts
Abby Olena | Jun 11, 2021
Having two different endosymbionts may allow the ciliate Pseudoblepharisma tenue to live in both oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor zones of the muddy bogs of southern Germany.
Water on the Moon Confirmed
Lisa Winter | Oct 27, 2020
So far, the bulk of the identified water molecules are too distant from one another to form ice or liquid.
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Discovery of More Ponds on Mars Hints at Possibility of Life
Amanda Heidt | Sep 29, 2020
The three smaller water bodies join a previously discovered lake buried beneath ice at the red planet’s south pole.
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Amy Schleunes | Feb 28, 2020
Unable to break through the water’s surface, tadpoles have a unique workaround for breathing air.
Image of the Day: Floating Metal
Emily Makowski | Nov 11, 2019
Buoyancy techniques used by spiders and ants inspire the development of floating aluminum discs.
Image of the Day: Algal Blooms
Emily Makowski | Oct 23, 2019
The majority of lakes studied experienced increased bloom intensity over the past few decades.
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2019
Researchers say the Open Agricultural Initiative promoted a high-profile project with misleading claims, and documents show it violated state environmental regulations.
Image of the Day: Flying Fish Robot
Emily Makowski | Sep 18, 2019
The developers envision their device could be used to collect water samples in hazardous environments.
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019
The repeal will return the US to water standards from 1986.
Loa water frog from 2015
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 27, 2019
Scientists hope to breed the species in captivity because their habitat has nearly disappeared.
Kidd Creek Mine
Microbial Life Discovered 2.4 Km Deep in Canadian Mine
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists cultivate sulfate-reducing microbes from some of the oldest-known water on Earth.
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Microplastics in Drinking Water Don’t Threaten Human Health: WHO
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 22, 2019
A new report finds no evidence of a current danger from microplastics, but the World Health Organization urges further research.
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Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Sons
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 20, 2019
The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ.
Image of the Day: Wet Planet
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 28, 2019
An analysis of the scars left by long-gone flows reveals that Mars’s rivers may have run even when scientists thought the planet was drying out.
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.
Trump Administration Asks to Roll Back Rules Against Water Pollution
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 12, 2018
Environmental groups are concerned and plan litigation.
Ibuprofen’s Effects Found in Offspring of Exposed Mosquitoes
Carolyn Wilke | Oct 1, 2018
Results of a study suggest that toxicologists should look further than exposed individuals for contaminant effects.