Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned
Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.
Language Gene Dethroned
Language Gene Dethroned

Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.

Contrary to earlier results, FOXP2 did not undergo a “selective sweep” as humans developed language, a study finds.

culture, human evolution
Officially Intelligent
Officially Intelligent
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2018
Humanity is on the precipice of major change. Some fear a world ruled by bots. I fear a world ruled by people.
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Lessons from Biosphere 2
Mark Nelson | Aug 1, 2018
Both the scientific community and the general public still have a lot to learn from the largest mesocosm research project ever conducted.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Image of the Day: Blooming Algae
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
The British Phycological Society declares the winners of a photography contest for images of algae.
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.