evolution, developmental biology
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Rapid Evolution in Real Time
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 23, 2014
On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.
Ancient Sex
Ancient Sex
Sandhya Sekar | Oct 19, 2014
Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.
New Genes = New Archaea?
New Genes = New Archaea?
Molly Sharlach | Oct 15, 2014
Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.
Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat
Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat
Kate Yandell | Oct 2, 2014
Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.
Chimp Culture Caught on Camera
Chimp Culture Caught on Camera
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2014
Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.
Speaking of Vision Science
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
October 2014's selection of notable quotes