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Fish Shoots Down Prey with Super-Powered Jet [Video]

With a juicy insect dinner perched on a leaf above the water, what is a hungry little archer fish down below to do? Knock it down with a super-powered, super-precise jet of water that packs six times the power the fish could generate with its own muscles, according to new findings published online October 24 in PLoS ONE .The stunning spitting power of the amazing archer fish ( Toxotes jaculatrix ) was first described in the 18th century...

October 24, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Saving Rhino Phila

Video of the Week #66 October 24th, 2012: From: Saving Rhino Phila - A Genre-Busting Documentary on the Massacre of a Species by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .

October 24, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Urine Wheel

Image of the Week #65, October 24th, 2012: From: The Urine Wheel by Christina Agapakis at Oscillator .

October 24, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Chimps in Uganda: Reading the Clues

A trusted Ugandan colleague called one afternoon to share the news that he had found someone whom I might hire as a field assistant. Jack and I met with our colleague and the prospective hire, Nick, an hour later in town...

October 24, 2012 — Maureen McCarthy

Advice on running a world-class lab

One of this year's Nobel laureates in physics, Serge Haroche, has a few words of wisdom for fostering a good research environment. Our experiments could only have succeeded with the reliable financial support provided by the institutions that govern our laboratory, supplemented by international agencies inside and outside Europe...

October 23, 2012 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

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