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Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special
Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.
Why Human Speech Is Special
Why Human Speech Is Special

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

Evolutionary changes in both the vocal tract and the brain were necessary for humans’ remarkable gift of gab.

anatomy
<em>Homo sapiens</em> Exposed, 1556
Homo sapiens Exposed, 1556
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
Juan Valverde de Amusco’s anatomical drawings corrected some earlier errors while making anatomy more accessible.
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Primer: Acoustics and Physiology of Human Speech
Philip Lieberman | Jul 1, 2018
People have a unique anatomy that supports our ability to produce complex language.
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
The Scientist Staff | Feb 15, 2018
The chelicerates’ unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
The Industry of Bodies Donated for Science Lacks Oversight: Investigations
The Industry of Bodies Donated for Science Lacks Oversight: Investigations
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 28, 2017
Reuters sheds light on the largely unregulated trade of human body parts taken from human cadavers donated for science. 
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 22, 2017
Scientists look to a leaf beetle’s genitals for lessons on improving catheter strength.  
Insects’ Neural Learning and Memory Center Discovered in Crustaceans
Insects’ Neural Learning and Memory Center Discovered in Crustaceans
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.
A Prosthetic Advantage?
A Prosthetic Advantage?
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are analyzing how factors such as the length and stiffness of artificial limbs affect performance in athletes with amputations.
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
Image of the Day: Un-break My Heart
The Scientist Staff | Aug 8, 2017
A failing heart is easily distinguished from a healthy one by numerous tell-tale signs, including its slender, stretched-out walls, increased size, and pooled blood clots.
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Heart’s Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms Identified
Diana Kwon | Jul 28, 2017
The sinoatrial node is home to multiple pacemakers that keep the heart beating if the main one falters.