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Evolutionary Rewiring

By | February 26, 2015

Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

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Eyelash Defenders

By | February 25, 2015

Mammalian eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out, a study suggests.

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Marine Life Trending Larger

By | February 23, 2015

Ocean animals have been getting bigger over the millennia, according to an analysis of thousands of genera that have plied Earth’s seas since the Cambrian Period.

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Two New Jurassic Mammals Found

By | February 13, 2015

Researchers working in China have unearthed the fossil remains of two diminutive mammals that speak volumes about faunal diversity during the Jurassic Period.

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Finch Findings

By | February 12, 2015

Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.

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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

By | February 11, 2015

Physicists explain the dynamics of popping popcorn.

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Trapped in Time

By | February 10, 2015

Ancient sulfur-eating deep-sea bacteria closely resemble modern variants, suggesting evolution may not occur in static environments.

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Capsule Reviews

By | February 1, 2015

Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic

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Seeing Red

By | February 1, 2015

Scientists attempt to work out how humans are able to see in the infrared.

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Contributors

By | February 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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