diagnostics, ecology
Rapid Blood-Type Test
Rapid Blood-Type Test
Jef Akst | Mar 16, 2017
Researchers describe a paper-based blood test that can determine a person’s blood type in just two minutes.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers
The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2017
Traffic noise disrupts communication between dwarf mongooses and tree squirrels, according to a study.
Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine
Pharma Cooperates to Achieve Precision Medicine
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2017
The challenges of adapting drug development to the age of personalized therapies encourage collaboration among industry players.
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Mummy berry disease coats blueberry leaves with sweet, sticky stains that smell like flowers, luring in passing insects to spread fungal spores.
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Restoring a Native Island Habitat
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 30, 2017
Removal of non-native vegetation from an island ecosystem revives pollinator activity and, in turn, native plant growth. 
Another Explanation for Africa’s Enigmatic Fairy Circles
Another Explanation for Africa’s Enigmatic Fairy Circles
Diana Kwon | Jan 20, 2017
Using simulations, scientists report that a mixture of termites and plant competition may be responsible for the strange patterns of earth surrounded by plants in the Namib desert. 
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.