Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
As dinosaurs got smaller, their metabolism increased, paving the way for bird evolution.
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs
Image of the Day: Shrinking Dinosaurs

As dinosaurs got smaller, their metabolism increased, paving the way for bird evolution.

As dinosaurs got smaller, their metabolism increased, paving the way for bird evolution.

energy metabolism
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Shawna Williams | Jun 5, 2019
In long-distance, physically taxing events, the amount of energy athletes can expend appears to peak at about 2.5 times their metabolic resting rate—a maximum likely dictated by how many calories they can digest.
A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 31, 2018
The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.
Top 10 Innovations 2015
Top 10 Innovations 2015
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2015
The newest life-science products making waves in labs and clinics
A Weighty Anomaly
A Weighty Anomaly
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 31, 2015
Why do some obese people actually experience health benefits?
Nourishing the Aging Brain
Nourishing the Aging Brain
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | Feb 28, 2015
Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 31, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
The Energy of Life
The Energy of Life
Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | Jan 31, 2015
Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Jan 31, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Cadherin Connection
Cadherin Connection
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 30, 2014
A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.