Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
A new report from Kew Gardens highlights the fungal diversity of the world.
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us

A new report from Kew Gardens highlights the fungal diversity of the world.

A new report from Kew Gardens highlights the fungal diversity of the world.

ecology & environment
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Watch: Hurricane Florence Preparations
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2018
The Scientist speaks with a researcher who is also the mayor of a coastal town in the path of the storm.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
Image of the Day: Flying High
Image of the Day: Flying High
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 11, 2018
Researchers analyzed pigeons’ head movements in flight.
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Giant Trash Collector Launched to Scoop Up Ocean Waste
Catherine Offord | Sep 10, 2018
The 600-meter-long structure will tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch—a huge buildup of trash floating between California and Hawaii—but not everyone thinks it will work.
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Toxic Red Tide Kills Countless Fish as It Moves Up Florida’s Coast
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 10, 2018
Officials in one county are running operations to clean up the rotting fish.
Image of the Day: Beyond the Pale
Image of the Day: Beyond the Pale
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 5, 2018
Both deep and shallow reefs are prone to bleaching, concludes a new study.
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Image of the Day: Ocean Wonder
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 4, 2018
Molecules similar to those produced by sea anemones are neuroprotective in a mouse cell model of Alzheimer’s disease.
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2018
Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.