gut bacteria, evolution
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens
Minimal Genome Created
Minimal Genome Created
Ruth Williams | Mar 24, 2016
Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.
Origins of Dysentery
Origins of Dysentery
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2016
A new genomic analysis reveals that the pathogen responsible for the gastrointestinal disease likely originated in Europe and hitched a ride to new lands with settlers.
Brains Before Brawn
Brains Before Brawn
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2016
A newly described horse-size relative of Tyrannosaurus rex may help settle the question of how massive carnivorous dinosaurs took shape throughout the eons.
Less Chewing, More Doing
Less Chewing, More Doing
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2016
Food processing in early hominid populations might have played a key role in human evolution by increasing net energy uptake, researchers show.
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 3, 2016
Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Slumber Numbers
Slumber Numbers
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Ideas abound for why some animal species sleep so much more than others, but definitive data are elusive.
What Lies Sleeping
What Lies Sleeping
Philippe Mourrain | Mar 1, 2016
Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?