Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin

Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.

Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.

zoonotic diseases, evolution, developmental biology
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Image of the Day: Bird Brain
Shawna Williams | Nov 12, 2018
Goffin’s cockatoos customize tools to accommodate a specific need.
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Image of the Day: See Through
Image of the Day: See Through
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2018
A zebrafish model of the birth defect craniosynostosis provides insights into how the condition develops.
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
Offspring of rats exposed to vaporized cannabis had difficulty switching strategies to get a sugar reward, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Sukanya Charuchandra | Nov 1, 2018
Regardless of parental income and education, children who engage in more two-way conversation with their parents learn better.

Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
The new finding could aid tiger conservation, with only 4,000 of the big cats remaining.