adaptation, ecology
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.
Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Cave-dwelling Fish Fail to Keep Time
Cave-dwelling Fish Fail to Keep Time
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 25, 2014
Tetra fish adapted to extreme darkness lose circadian metabolic rhythms to conserve energy, according to a study. 
Did <em>Spinosaurus </em> Swim?
Did Spinosaurus Swim?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 15, 2014
Most complete skeleton suggests the dinosaurs were semi-aquatic hunters. 
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
This Bug Sucks
This Bug Sucks
Yao-Hua Law | Sep 1, 2014
An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat.