colonists, neuroscience, ecology
Image of the Day: Goodbye Colo
Image of the Day: Goodbye Colo
The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2017
Colo, the oldest zoo gorilla and the first born in captivity, died on January 17 at age 60.
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
How Plant-Soil Feedback Affects Ecological Diversity
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 13, 2017
Researchers examine how underground microbes and nutrients affect plant populations.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2017
The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2017
A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 10, 2017
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat. 
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 9, 2017
When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.
Brain Regions Responsible for Face Recognition Continue to Grow After Birth
Brain Regions Responsible for Face Recognition Continue to Grow After Birth
Diana Kwon | Jan 6, 2017
Neuroimaging study confirms the fusiform gyrus continues to develop throughout childhood.
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 5, 2017
A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior