evolution, microbiology, disease & medicine, culture
Clocks Versus Rocks
Clocks Versus Rocks
Ed Yong | Jan 14, 2014
A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.
Human-Pathogen Coevolution
Human-Pathogen Coevolution
Jef Akst | Jan 13, 2014
Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.
Settlement Signal
Settlement Signal
Abby Olena | Jan 9, 2014
A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.
Superbug Sickens Dozens in Illinois
Superbug Sickens Dozens in Illinois
Bob Grant | Jan 9, 2014
A single hospital was at the epicenter of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Renard's Menagerie
Renard's Menagerie
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
January 2014 Scientist to Watch Benjamin tenOever discusses his research.
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2014
January 2014's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains