Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains

Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.

Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.

evolutionary development
<em>A. anamensis</em> Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
A. anamensis Hominin Skull Could Recast Our Human Family Tree
Ashley Yeager | Aug 28, 2019
Researchers say the skull belongs to an Australopithecus species once thought to be a predecessor to “Lucy,” but now that relationship is murky.
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
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.
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 24, 2018
Insect wings may have evolved from multiple origins, say researchers.