Sources of particulate matter and effects they can have on the human mucosal system. Credit: Matthias Marczynski Air, water contamination disrupts body’s first line of internal defense. Major disruptions to our health and quality of life are front of mind in an era when wildfires, floods, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impact […]

Snapshot of five-dimensional imaging with temporal-spatial-spectral resolutions. Credit: S. Zhang, East China Normal University Spectral-volumetric compressed ultrafast photography simultaneously captures 5D information in a single snapshot. Information-rich optical imaging can provide multidimensional information to enable observation and analysis of a detected target, contributing insights into mysterious and unknown worlds. With […]

Stylophora pistillata, a common stony coral in the Indo-Pacific. Credit: Kevin Wyman/Rutgers University Scientists’ findings suggest corals will withstand climate change. Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who championed the theory of evolution, noted that corals form far-reaching structures, largely made of limestone, that surround tropical islands. He didn’t know how […]

A remora attached to the skin of a blue whale. Credit: Stanford University & Cascadia Research Collective. Image collected under NMFS permit #16111. When it comes to hitching a ride, whale-surfing remoras are perfectly at home latching onto the largest creatures on the planet. “From static photos, it’s easy to […]

The black patches on the wings of some butterflies are 10 to 100 times darker than everyday black objects. Clockwise from top left: Catonephele numilia, Parides iphidamas, Heliconius doris, Parides sp. Credit: Richard Stickney, Museum of Life and Science Some butterflies have ultra-black wings that rival the blackest materials made […]