bioluminescence, evolution
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.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Molly Sharlach | Sep 10, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Sep 5, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Humongous Herbivorous Dinosaur
Humongous Herbivorous Dinosaur
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 4, 2014
A near-complete titanosaur fossil provides new details of the dinosaurs’ lives. 
Losing Languages
Losing Languages
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 4, 2014
Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.
A Long Line of LINEs
A Long Line of LINEs
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2014
Different mechanisms repress mobile DNA elements in human embryonic stem cells depending on the elements’ evolutionary ages.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2014
September 2014's selection of notable quotes
Head Scratchers
Head Scratchers
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2014
Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
On the Other Hand
On the Other Hand
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?