Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past

Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.

Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.

evolutionary biology
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2019
The fabella disappeared from our lineage millions of years ago, but over the last century, its presence in people’s knees has become more common.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Opinion: Individuals Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Itzhak Mizrahi, Fotini Kokou | Mar 1, 2019
The study of evolution requires consideration of organisms’ microbiomes.
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Jef Akst | Feb 12, 2019
If the structures identified in a 2.1-billion-year-old rock are really signs of burrowing organisms, it would push back the earliest known mobile organisms by 1.5 billion years.
Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies
Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2019
The Indiana University professor was known for his research on the evolution of organismal development.
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Infographic: How Cities Influence Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Urban environments are driving genetic changes in resident species through multiple mechanisms, from establishing gene flow barriers to exerting novel selection pressures.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.