Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.
Image of the Day: Flood Protection
Image of the Day: Flood Protection

Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.

Aphids induce their host plants to produce tiny hairs that help keep the surfaces water-repellent.

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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.
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.
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2018
Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 24, 2018
The pelvic bones of women have been shaped more by random evolution than by natural selection, a new study finds.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.