developmental biology, evolution
The Prescient Placenta
The Prescient Placenta
Christopher Coe | Aug 1, 2015
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2015
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2015
The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2015
A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
July 2015's selection of notable quotes
High-Flying Ducks
High-Flying Ducks
Sarah Hewitt | Jul 1, 2015
Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.
Sperm From Ovaries
Sperm From Ovaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 11, 2015
With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.