bioluminescence, cell & molecular biology, evolution
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
Laasya Samhita | Dec 12, 2013
Escherichia coli can quickly evolve to resist engulfment by macrophages, scientists have found.
A New Basal Animal
A New Basal Animal
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2013
Comb jellies take their place on the oldest branch of the animal family tree.  
Week in Review: December 2–6
Week in Review: December 2–6
Tracy Vence | Dec 6, 2013
Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2013
Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.
Wolfish Social Skills
Wolfish Social Skills
Abby Olena | Dec 4, 2013
According to a new study, wolves can learn from humans.
Bipedal Beginnings
Bipedal Beginnings
Tracy Vence | Dec 4, 2013
Re-examination of a thigh bone from one of the earliest putative hominins could impact scientists’ understanding of the origins of human bipedalism, a study suggests.
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
K. John Morrow Jr. | Dec 3, 2013
Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.
Organelle Architecture
Organelle Architecture
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2013
There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Dec 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Standing Up for Sex
Standing Up for Sex
Henry Gee | Dec 1, 2013
Humans evolved the ability to walk on two legs because it allowed them to more accurately size up prospective mates. Or did they?