First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water

Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.

Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.

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Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Mouse Microbiomes Are Mostly Inherited
Ruth Williams | Oct 25, 2018
Using wild mice housed in laboratory conditions, researchers find that gut bacteria compositions change little from one generation to the next.
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Deadly Swine Disease Spreads Among Pigs in China
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
Tens of thousands of hogs are being slaughtered to stop its spread.
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 24, 2018
The pelvic bones of women have been shaped more by random evolution than by natural selection, a new study finds.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Brexit May Harm Research, Scientists and Mathematicians Warn
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2018
Nearly three dozen Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners sign a letter to the UK Prime Minister and the President of the European Commission.
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Meet the Scientists Still in the Running for Congressional Seats
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
After a surge of political enthusiasm among the scientific community since 2016, only a small fraction of candidates with science and engineering backgrounds made it through primary elections this year.  
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Numerous Life Scientists Seek Election to State Legislatures
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 23, 2018
In local races across the country, researchers are running on platforms of bringing more evidence-based decision-making into state governments.
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Trump Administration’s Definitions of Sex Defy Science
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 23, 2018
The government wants to limit a person’s sex to male or female as determined by genitalia at birth and genetics. It’s not so simple, say scientists.
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
GFP Discoverer Osamu Shimomura Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 23, 2018
The 90-year-old marine biologist won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his isolation of green fluorescent protein.