Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

cardiomyocytes, ecology, evolution
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.
Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study
Long-Banned Pollutants Will Decimate Orcas: Study
Shawna Williams | Sep 28, 2018
PCBs persist in the environment and accumulate in killer whales, driving their numbers down.
A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
A Retracted Paper on Sex Differences Ignites Debate
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 27, 2018
Controversy surrounding a mathematical model to explain the so-called “greater variability of males” hypothesis fells two versions of a paper—but critics of the work wish it were still published.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm <em>Dickinsonia</em> as One of the Earliest Animals
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza Dies
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018
He was known for his work on the gene-culture theory of human evolution and the Human Genome Diversity Project.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Image of the Day: Baby Boom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 31, 2018
Researchers describe the remains of a clutch of extinct mammal-like animals.
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Culling Wildlife for the Sake of Research
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 27, 2018
A case in which the University of Florida killed birds to protect crop research raises questions on the ethics of field studies’ potential side effects.