cell & molecular biology, evolution, disease & medicine
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found
Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2014
Analysis of an approximately 125 million-year-old fossil found in China creates a new upper limit for microraptor size.
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
Inherited Intelligence
Inherited Intelligence
Ruth Williams | Jul 10, 2014
Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence.
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2014
Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
The Rise of Color
The Rise of Color
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2014
An analysis of modern birds reveals that carotenoid-based plumage coloring arose several times throughout their evolutionary history, dating as far back as 66 million years ago.
Geni-Tales
Geni-Tales
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
Penises and vaginas are not just simple sperm delivery and reception organs. They have been perfected by eons of sexual conflict.
 
Size Matters
Size Matters
Tracy Vence | Jul 1, 2014
The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.