gene variants, culture, ecology
Last Day for Salary Survey
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2011
Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.
Speaking of Science
SAMUEL BUTLER | Jun 24, 2011
June 2011's selection of notable quotes
Darwin Goes Digital
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 24, 2011
Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.
Mail
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2011
A selection of comments from our readers.
New fungal hiding places
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 23, 2011
Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.
The cost of flocking
Megan Scudellari | Jun 22, 2011
Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.
Head trauma in the funny pages
Richard P. Grant | Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Fish fear from above
Fish fear from above
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters. 
Satellite images capture fish fear
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.