Ben Henry explores the science behind a deep-fried cancer scare and traditional treatments that may shrink tumors.
November 11, 2014|
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Covering the life sciences inside and out
November 6, 2014|
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
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.
October 19, 2014|
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.
October 15, 2014|
Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.
October 2, 2014|
Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.
September 11, 2014|
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
September 10, 2014|
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
August 21, 2014|
Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods.