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  • Harvester ants live in desert grasslands and eat seeds. Colonies manage water stress by regulating foraging using olfactory interactions between outgoing and returning foragers. A long-term study in New Mexico shows how this collective behavior is evolving in drought conditions.

    • Deborah M. Gordon
    This Month
  • A naturally short-lived fish opens the gates for rapid exploration of vertebrate aging.

    • Itamar Harel
    This Month
  • Parhyale hawaiensis comes from tropical intertidal shores and mangroves. In research, it is used to explore topics ranging from embryonic development and regeneration, to tidal rhythms and environmental pollution.

    • Michalis Averof
    This Month
  • Your name is on the door to your new lab. Life is getting exciting and turbulent.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • Tardigrades are everywhere. They’re tiny — usually under a millimeter long — and they’re mostly transparent, so they’re easy to miss. But you probably walk by them every day. We’ve been grooming them as emerging models for studying how body forms evolve and how biological materials can survive extreme conditions.

    • Bob Goldstein
    This Month
  • MicroED for structure determination without a model and with heavy metal guitar riffs.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • From a physicist who explores biology’s unknowns, greater precision by linking two methods.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • Scientists in Ukraine share their current reality and post-war plans.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • Building a sustainable open source toolbox to track social behavior and how to get in the zone.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • Hiking his way to a well-engineered translational future for tissue-based imaging.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • A bioengineer and world traveler with a systems approach to gene silencing.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month
  • A tool to make microbial network-oriented deep dives easier, and caring about equality.

    • Vivien Marx
    This Month