chromosomes, evolution
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | May 15, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet
Jef Akst | May 10, 2012
Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.
Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power
Sabrina Richards | May 7, 2012
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.
Six Threats to Chromosomes
Ed Yong | May 3, 2012
Researchers identify two new DNA repair systems, in addition to four that were already known, that can attack unprotected telomeres.
A New Branch of Life?
Jef Akst | May 1, 2012
Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.
Spot the Moth
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2012
It’s a well-known story: The peppered moth’s ancestral typica phenotype is white with dark speckles. 
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2012
Masters of the Planet, Learning from the Octopus, Darwin’s Devices, and Psychology’s Ghosts
Mighty Moth Man
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2012
An evolutionary biologist’s posthumous publication restores the peppered moth to its iconic status as a textbook example of evolution.
From Squeaks to Song
From Squeaks to Song
Hannah Waters | May 1, 2012
House mice sing melodies out of the range of human hearing, and the crooning is impacting research from evolutionary biology to neuroscience.