developmental biology, evolution
Evolution, Tout de Suite
Richard P. Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Epigenetic perturbations could jump-start heritable variation.
Marauding Moths
Jessica P. Johnson | Oct 1, 2011
Dried plant specimens reveal the origin of an insect pest that has spread throughout Europe.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.
Beyond Nature vs. Nurture
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.
Beetles Stay True to Their Colors
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 30, 2011
Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.