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Fossils Snarl Mammalian Roots

By Tracy Vence | August 7, 2013

Two newly discovered Jurassic-era fossils suggest drastically different mammalian origins.

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Turkish Scientists Face Injustice

By Tracy Vence | August 5, 2013

Eight academics are among those being unfairly persecuted by Turkish officials, according to a new report from scientific academies’ human rights committees.

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Male Lineage Not Younger Than Females

By Tracy Vence | August 2, 2013

Two genomic studies place the divergence of men from their most recent common ancestor nearer in time to that of women, though the field is far from a consensus.

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STW: In the Field

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Scientist to Watch Josh Snodgrass has traveled the world, from Siberia to South America, to study how the physiology of indigenous peoples shifts with changing lifestyles.

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Capsule Reviews: Summer Fiction

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2013

Crescent, An Empty Land of Plenty, Prophet of Bones, and Equilateral

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Contributors

By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | August 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Finding the Way

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2013

A focus on the movements of species and disciplines through space, time, and minds

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Josh Snodgrass: An Adaptive Mind

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. Age: 41

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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The Roots of Monogamy

By Dan Cossins | July 31, 2013

A new analysis suggests that infanticide drove the evolution of pair living in some primate species, though another study reaches a different conclusion.

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