Skip to main content

"animals"

Along the Tiger's Trail: Genetic Studies Aid Conservation

Along the Tiger's Trail: Genetic Studies Aid Conservation

Editor's Note: "Along the Tiger's Trail" is a  series about the efforts to monitor tigers and their prey in the Malenad landscape in southwestern India that harbors one of the world's largest population of wild tigers...

April 23, 2015 — Vishnupriya S. and Dr. Samba Kumar
Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

Birdwatchers, Hunters Train Their Scopes on Conservation

Sparked by Richard Louv's book on Nature-Deficit Disorder, many organizations, agencies, teachers and the White House have made the push to get people outside for the benefit of their mental and physical health...

March 9, 2015 — Caren Cooper
The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science

The Quest for Better Broccoli Starts with More Science

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you. What was not known—until researchers examined how broccoli was prepared for distribution—is that frozen broccoli lacked the cancer-fighting nutrients that the fresh vegetable provided...

March 30, 2015 — Tom Grumbly
Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 6

Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 6

I was trying very hard to share some new photos from but I can’t seen to upload any pictures today. I’m missing my rats, actually, so revisiting the photographs of them makes me recall all of their shenanigans...

April 9, 2014 — DNLee

Scientists Move to Patent Octopus Robot

Scientists have spent years crafting a very special, creepy robot. One that can crawl over obstacles, swim through surf and grasp just about any object.

March 31, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

How Lil Wayne, the NYC Octopus, Will Help Scientists Understand the Brain

BROOKLYN--It wasn’t hard to name Lil Wayne. He actually volunteered to take the rapper’s moniker. On April 2, Frank Grasso, director of the Biomemetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College, showed me around his lab spaces--from where they build mobile robots to where they keep their axolotls and fiddler crabs to the crown jewel: [...]..

April 3, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

Diseases in the wild: the frog apocalypse

The best way to prevent a disease from turning into an epidemic is to closely monitor its development and put systems in place before it starts spreading rapidly through populations.

June 14, 2014 — S.E. Gould

How To Grow a Patagonian Red Octopus

Octopuses are tricky animals to keep in captivity. They’re smart, strong and slinky. But surely their eggs much be easier--being naturally contained and all.

March 30, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
A universe of nothing but shrimp

A universe of nothing but shrimp

When studying bacteria, human pathogens always get a lot of interest and free press. Pathogens of smaller and less important seeming animals, such as shrimp, tend to generate less press interest...

May 11, 2014 — S.E. Gould
Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Pandas, lions, and elk and their ilk often find their way onto the covers of conservationists’ marketing materials. But I think relying exclusively on big furry animals (industry codename: charasmatic megafauna) means they are missing out on some potentially awesome spokes-creatures...

September 11, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Scroll To Top

Depressed by Our Devices?

Depressed by Our Devices?

How Smartphones Affect Mental Health