Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture
Image of the Day: Bigger Picture

Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.

Island birds possess bigger brains than those from the mainland.

federal funding, evolution
Largest King Penguin Colony Population Has Declined Drastically
Largest King Penguin Colony Population Has Declined Drastically
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 31, 2018
Compared to 500,000 breeding pairs in the 1980s, only 60,000 penguin pairs now remain.
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 27, 2018
Hurricanes drive evolution in anole lizards, finds a new study.
Research Dollars Go Farther at Less-Prestigious Institutions: Study
Research Dollars Go Farther at Less-Prestigious Institutions: Study
Viviane Callier | Jul 20, 2018
High-profile universities produce fewer papers, and with lesser influence, per federal dollar than less-celebrated recipients of federal funding.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Hominins Left Africa for Asia Much Earlier Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jul 11, 2018
The dating of stone tools in China puts members of the Homo genus there more than 2 million years ago.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Infographic: Resurrecting Ancient Proteins
Amber Dance | Jul 1, 2018

Learn the basic steps researchers take when reconstructing proteins from the past and how these biomolecules can inform engineering projects.

Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Why Are Modern Humans Relatively Browless?
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018
The function of early hominins’ enlarged brow ridges, and their reduction in size in Homo sapiens, have puzzled paleoanthropologists for decades.
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Amazonians Offer Clues to Human Childhood Development
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2018
A study of Shuar children in Ecuador provides a window into how the human body responds to infection in the sorts of conditions that shaped our species’ evolution.