The Scientist

» anthropology and ecology

Most Recent

image: Butterflies in Peril

Butterflies in Peril

By Bob Grant | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.


image: Mimicry Muses

Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


image: The First Americans

The First Americans

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2015

Two genetic studies seeking to determine how people first migrated to North and South America yield different results.

1 Comment

image: Our Primitive Hands

Our Primitive Hands

By Bob Grant | July 15, 2015

New research suggests that the form of the human hand has been around for a lot longer than previously thought.

1 Comment

image: 1 + 1 = 1

1 + 1 = 1

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2015

Nutrient levels in soil don’t add up when food chains combine.


image: Intelligence Gathering

Intelligence Gathering

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century


image: Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2015

Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.


image: TS Live: Genetic Time Machine

TS Live: Genetic Time Machine

By Bob Grant | June 12, 2015

Piecing together scraps of DNA from a 400,000-year-old hominin femur


image: Reimagining Humanity

Reimagining Humanity

By Ian Tattersall | June 1, 2015

As the science of paleoanthropology developed, human evolutionary trees changed as much as the minds that constructed them.


image: A New Human Ancestor?

A New Human Ancestor?

By Bob Grant | May 28, 2015

Researchers in Ethiopia unearth a previously unknown species of hominin, which roamed Africa at the same time as “Lucy.”


Popular Now

  1. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  2. Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
  3. Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
  4. University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center