45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave
45,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found in Bulgarian Cave

A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.

A tooth and six bone fragments are the oldest confirmed Homo sapiens fossils in Europe.

hESCs, evolution, ecology
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2020
Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
Shawna Williams | Apr 28, 2020
The abrupt termination comes after the research drew President Trump’s attention for its ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 23, 2020
The McGill University paleontologist, who died from COVID-19, was known for using multidisciplinary methods to explore the origins of amphibians, birds, and mammals.
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Image of the Day: Olfactory Capacities
Amy Schleunes | Apr 15, 2020
Most small amphibious mammals have a diminished sense of smell, a quality that likely arose because of a tradeoff with thermoregulation capacities that allowed them to conserve heat in aquatic environments.
Image of the Day: Structural Colors
Image of the Day: Structural Colors
Amy Schleunes | Apr 14, 2020
The films coating buckeye butterflies’ wing scales vary in thickness, creating a broad spectrum of iridescent colors.  
Image of the Day: Ancient Fiber Technology
Image of the Day: Ancient Fiber Technology
Amy Schleunes | Apr 13, 2020
Researchers discover a fragment of cord between 41,000 and 52,000 years old that points to Neanderthals’ complex cognitive abilities.
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Lisa Winter | Apr 10, 2020
A new fossil discovery indicates a second primate group also traversed the Atlantic millions of years ago on a raft of vegetation.
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Image of the Day: Slow-Growing Brains
Amy Schleunes | Apr 8, 2020
Scans of eight fossilized adult and infant Australopithecus afarensis skulls reveal a prolonged period of brain growth during development that may have set the stage for extended childhood learning in later hominins.