While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas
While Some Sharks Flee, Tiger Sharks Brave Stormy Seas

For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.

For the first time, scientists tracked large shark movements during hurricanes and found that tiger sharks may find the turmoil opportunistic for feeding.

zoology
Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Incest Isn’t Taboo in Nature: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 7, 2021
Avoiding inbreeding appears to be the exception rather than the norm for animals, according to a new meta-analysis of experimental studies.
When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World
When Pursuing Prey, Bats Tune Out the World
Lisa Winter | May 1, 2021
As they close in for the kill, the flying mammals use quieter echolocation to focus on the chase.
Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize
Infographic: Animals of Different Species Hybridize
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2021
The offspring of crosses between related species can sometimes fill a new environmental niche, and such hybridizations may even lead to speciation.
Hybrid Animals Are Not Nature’s Misfits
Hybrid Animals Are Not Nature’s Misfits
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2021
In the 20th century, animals such as mules and ligers that had parents of different species were considered biological flukes, but genetic sequencing is beginning to unravel the critical role of hybridization in evolution.
Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor
Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor
Amanda Heidt | Apr 28, 2021
If signed, the law would boost funding for independent contractors to kill wolves and would allow for more than 90 percent of the population in the state to be taken by hunters.
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
Amanda Heidt | Apr 19, 2021
When conservationists relocate species, they don’t always account for the pathogens hitching a ride, and the consequences of introducing them to a new environment.
A Song of Spider Silk
A Song of Spider Silk
Lisa Winter | Apr 15, 2021
Scientists from MIT reveal the hidden music in spiderwebs.
Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
Cuttlefish Delay Gratification, a Sign of Smarts
Asher Jones | Mar 5, 2021
The cephalopods resisted temptation for up to 130 seconds to earn their favorite food, hinting at sophisticated cognitive abilities such as planning for the future.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.