Mosquitos in Asia and the Americas More Susceptible to Zika Virus
Mosquitos in Asia and the Americas More Susceptible to Zika Virus
A study explains how Zika was present among mosquitoes in Africa for decades without causing the harm to human health seen outside the continent in recent years.
Mosquitos in Asia and the Americas More Susceptible to Zika Virus
Mosquitos in Asia and the Americas More Susceptible to Zika Virus

A study explains how Zika was present among mosquitoes in Africa for decades without causing the harm to human health seen outside the continent in recent years.

A study explains how Zika was present among mosquitoes in Africa for decades without causing the harm to human health seen outside the continent in recent years.

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Giant Viruses Can Integrate into the Genomes of Their Hosts
Giant Viruses Can Integrate into the Genomes of Their Hosts
Amanda Heidt | Nov 19, 2020
Rather than introducing small chunks of DNA as other viruses do, some giant viruses can contribute more than 1 million base pairs to a host’s genome, broadening the ways in which viruses may shape eukaryote evolution.
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Amanda Heidt | Nov 13, 2020
Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.
Book Excerpt from <em>Every Life is On Fire</em>
Book Excerpt from Every Life is On Fire
Jeremy England | Nov 1, 2020
In Chapter 7, "Wind and Breath," author Jeremy England considers research findings that point to a surprising, emergent property of seemingly disordered molecules.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do
Slingshot Spiders Pull More Gs than Cheetahs Do
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
Using their silk threads as a catapult, members of a family of orb-weaving arachnids rocket themselves and their webs through the air to capture prey.
Reconsidering Life&rsquo;s Origin
Reconsidering Life’s Origin
Jeremy England | Nov 1, 2020
Is the model of early life as a freak occurrence in a disordered, primordial soup of chemicals wrong?
DNA Evidence Shows Ancient Humans and Dogs Migrated Together
DNA Evidence Shows Ancient Humans and Dogs Migrated Together
Lisa Winter | Oct 31, 2020
The study is the first to show a genomic relationship between dogs and humans on the move.
This Ogre-Faced Spider Can Hear Prey Through Its Legs
This Ogre-Faced Spider Can Hear Prey Through Its Legs
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 29, 2020
The tropical net-casting spider Deinopis spinosa joins several other arachnid species that can hear sounds from afar without the help of a web, or even ears—an ability that aids its unique hunting tactics.
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Diana Kwon | Oct 21, 2020
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.