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Humans Adapt to Icy Life

By | January 30, 2013

A genetic analysis of Siberians finds three genes that have evolved to help the populations weather the frigid winters.

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Spot the Moth

By | May 1, 2012

It’s a well-known story: The peppered moth’s ancestral typica phenotype is white with dark speckles. 

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Mighty Moth Man

By | May 1, 2012

An evolutionary biologist’s posthumous publication restores the peppered moth to its iconic status as a textbook example of evolution.

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Are Humans Still Evolving?

By | April 30, 2012

Research on an 18th and 19th century Finnish population suggests that agriculture and monogamy may not have stopped human evolution.

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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes

By | February 9, 2012

Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.

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Evolving Multicellularity

By | January 16, 2012

Using an artificial selection paradigm, researchers watch as unicellular yeast evolve into snowflake-like clusters with distinct multicellular characteristics.

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Contributors

January 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Battle of the Sexes

By | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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