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Tree of Life v1.0

By Jef Akst | September 22, 2015

Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny. 


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New Homo Species Found

By Bobby Bascomb | September 10, 2015

Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.


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By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?

By R. Haven Wiley | September 1, 2015

A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.

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Hear and Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2015

Auditory research advances worth shouting about


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Aural History

By Geoffrey A. Manley | September 1, 2015

The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.

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Yeast Genome Doubling

By Amanda B. Keener | August 10, 2015

The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.


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Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil

By Bob Grant | August 5, 2015

Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.

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Opinion: Life’s X Factor

By Nick Lane | August 4, 2015

Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?

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Four-legged Snake Fossil Found

By Bob Grant | July 27, 2015

Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.


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