Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.
September 1, 2012|
September 2012's selection of notable quotes
July 31, 2012|
Japanese astronauts deliver an aquarium to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity on marine life.
June 21, 2012|
The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.
June 4, 2012|
New PCR assay can detect more than 40 strains of H5N1 in a single go.
June 1, 2012|
Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.
June 1, 2012|
Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.
May 7, 2012|
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.
May 3, 2012|
Human embryonic stem cells swiftly kill themselves in response to DNA damage.
May 2, 2012|
After much ado, Nature publishes the first report of a bird flu virus adapted for transmission in ferrets.
May 1, 2012|
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism