e coli, ecology, developmental biology
How skunks got their stripes
Megan Scudellari | Jun 7, 2011
The evolution of bold warning coloration in mammals.
All aboard the Fukushima cruise
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 6, 2011
Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.
Controversial climate study retracted
Megan Scudellari | Jun 6, 2011
A controversial 2008 climate study is retracted due to plagiarism.
Book excerpt from The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
Italian scientists on shaky ground
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
Italian seismologists are accused of manslaughter after failing to predict an earthquake that killed 309 people near the Italian city of L'Aquila.
Biodegradables not environmentally friendly
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
Pick your frog poison
Jessica P. Johnson | May 31, 2011
Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.
Control from Without
Richard P. Grant | May 25, 2011
Editor's Choice in Developmental Biology
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | May 20, 2011
Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.