“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old

A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.

A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.

indians, ecology, evolution, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>
Book Excerpt from The Environment
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker S├Ârlin | Feb 1, 2019
The authors of a new history of humanity's relationship with the environment detail how climate change fits into the equation.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Infographic: How Forests Survive the Storm
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Trees are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
How Trees Fare in Big Hurricanes
Amber Dance | Feb 1, 2019
Forests are resilient, but researchers wonder if climate change will outpace their adaptations.
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
First Successful Gene Drive in Mammals
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2019
Researchers use a CRISPR-Cas9 strategy to expand a desired trait from 50 percent of mouse pups to about 72 percent.
Newly Discovered Ancient Shark Found Alongside Bones of <em>T. rex</em>
Newly Discovered Ancient Shark Found Alongside Bones of T. rex
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 22, 2019
Galagadon’s tiny teeth look like the spaceships in its namesake video game from the early 1980s.
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Abby Olena | Jan 16, 2019
Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 15, 2019
The lay of the land shapes the diversity of groundwater-dependent salamanders.