Videos
Bees Under Attack
Bees Under Attack
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2018
Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.
Painful Realities
Painful Realities
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Dave Thomas, a researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, talks about the harsh truths and frustrating complexity of pain and analgesia.
Prospecting for Painkillers
Prospecting for Painkillers
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Cone snail venom researcher Mandë Holford discusses the therapeutic potential of toxins found in animals.
Swearing Off Pain
Swearing Off Pain
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.
In Situ Hybridization Explained
In Situ Hybridization Explained
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Profilee Joseph Gall of the Carnegie Institute describes the process, which he developed in the 1960s.
Whipping Boys
Whipping Boys
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.
Kung Fu Shrimp
Kung Fu Shrimp
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
Memory Master
Memory Master
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis reveals some of his memory-training tactics.
Fire Ant Rafts
Fire Ant Rafts
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
The invasive insects weathered extreme climatic conditions by banding together and riding out Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.