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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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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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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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Q&A: Placental Ponderings

By Christopher Coe | August 27, 2015

Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.

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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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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

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

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