funding, evolution, ecology, policy
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found
Sizable Winged Dinosaur Found
Tracy Vence | Jul 17, 2014
Analysis of an approximately 125 million-year-old fossil found in China creates a new upper limit for microraptor size.
Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity
Government Cracks Down on Biosecurity
Tracy Vence | Jul 15, 2014
After a string of incidents leading to lab closures and a moratorium on the transfer of select agents, US labs are reassessing safety threats within their own walls.
2014 Salary Survey Closed
2014 Salary Survey Closed
The Scientist Staff | Jul 14, 2014
Check back for the results in November!
Inherited Intelligence
Inherited Intelligence
Ruth Williams | Jul 10, 2014
Cognitive testing in chimpanzee pedigrees reveals a genetic basis for intelligence.
Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly
Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly
Tracy Vence | Jul 10, 2014
The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
The Rise of Color
The Rise of Color
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2014
An analysis of modern birds reveals that carotenoid-based plumage coloring arose several times throughout their evolutionary history, dating as far back as 66 million years ago.
Carnal Knowledge
Carnal Knowledge
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.