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What Made Human Brains So Big?
Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018
Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.
Science Behind Hunting Quotas Unavailable: Study
Ruth Williams | Mar 7, 2018
A large-scale survey of wild game regulations in North America finds science-based policies lacking, and poor transparency on the part of agencies may contribute.
Idaho Officials Challenge Court Order to Destroy Illegally Collected Wildlife Data
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 11, 2017
A federal court had ordered the Idaho Fish and Game Department to destroy data collected from a protected wilderness area.
Image of the Day: The Last Sloth
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 16, 2017
An artist’s impression suggests what the Caribbean may have looked like before humans arrived.
Reconstructing the Effects of the Fur Trade in the Brazilian Amazon
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
Researchers use a century of trade records to uncover differences in the resilience of terrestrial and aquatic species.
Staff | Dec 31, 2016
See images from a century of fur trapping and hunting in the Amazon basin.
Hunting Off the Hook?
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Historical data shed new light on the possible causes of southern sea lion decline in the Falkland Islands.
Hairy Situation for Wolves
Molly Sharlach | Nov 16, 2014
Researchers find high stress hormone levels in the hair of hunted wolves in Northern Canada.
Slashers of the Sea
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 24, 2014
With high-speed cameras, scientists find that sailfish use their bills to corral and slash other fish, like schooling sardines.