Harvard scientist turns space images into music

Team uses data from space telescopes to create music.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

New crab species is a purple tree-climber

A newly described species of crab, Leptarma biju, is a noctural tree-climber. Perhaps that's why explorers hadn't noticed it before.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Crabs are chomping salt marshes down to Florida

New research describes how climate change leads to voracious crabs becoming troublesome keystone species in more and more salt marshes.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

Hermit crabs may offer insights into wealth inequality

Hermit crabs choose their shells and can ditch old ones for new, better ones. Check out this video to learn what they can show us about wealth inequality.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Watch: Chimpanzees fish for tiny crabs to eat

Although chimpanzees mostly stick to a vegetarian diet, those in the rainforest also catch and eat crabs.

Beat Müller-U. Zurich • futurity
May 29, 2019 ~3 min

‘Unusual and cute’ new species could redefine the crab

A new species, whose name translates to "beautiful perplexing chimera," is forcing scientists to re-think what they know about crabs.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
April 25, 2019 ~4 min

Blue crabs face dire threat thanks to climate change

Low oxygen levels and low pH conditions are upping mortality for blue crab larvae, and climate change will only make the situation worse.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Dec. 11, 2018 ~3 min