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By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014
On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.
By Sandhya Sekar | October 19, 2014
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.
By Bob Grant | October 17, 2014
Frequent airplane travel may contribute to obesity by throwing off circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the intestinal microbiome, according to a new study.
By Molly Sharlach | October 15, 2014
Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.
By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014
Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.
By Bob Grant | October 1, 2014
Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.
By Emily Monosson | October 1, 2014
In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.
By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014
Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2014
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