hESCs, evolution, culture
Going Beyond the Lab
Going Beyond the Lab
Dean Hamer | Jul 1, 2014
Scientists who study the biological roots of sexual orientation should continue working with educators, policy-makers, and the public to put their data to good use.
Size Matters
Size Matters
Tracy Vence | Jul 1, 2014
The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.
Geni-Tales
Geni-Tales
Menno Schilthuizen | Jul 1, 2014
Penises and vaginas are not just simple sperm delivery and reception organs. They have been perfected by eons of sexual conflict.
 
The Sex Paradox
The Sex Paradox
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2014
Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?
Sly Guys
Sly Guys
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2014
Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.
Omnivore Ancestors?
Omnivore Ancestors?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 26, 2014
Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat and vegetables.
Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance
Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance
Jef Akst | Jun 25, 2014
E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Review: “What Lies Beneath”
Ajai Raj | Jun 23, 2014
An exhibit at the newly opened SciArt Center in New York City showcases work that explores hidden worlds.
Week in Review: June 16–20
Week in Review: June 16–20
Tracy Vence | Jun 20, 2014
Early Neanderthal evolution; developing antivirals to combat polio; the mouth and skin microbiomes; insect-inspired, flight-stabilizing sensors
Skull Collection Helps Explain Early Neanderthal Evolution
Skull Collection Helps Explain Early Neanderthal Evolution
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 19, 2014
An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.