Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators
Spider’s Orange Colors Both Lure Prey and Frighten Predators

Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.

Spotted coin spider colors are a Swiss army knife of deception, bringing food closer, and keeping assailants at bay.

inflammation, evolution, developmental biology
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Tiny Knee Bone, Once Lost in Humans, Is Making a Comeback
Jef Akst | Apr 19, 2019
The fabella disappeared from our lineage millions of years ago, but over the last century, its presence in people’s knees has become more common.
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Image of the Day: Pretty Jellies
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
The genomes of jellyfish are compared with those of other Cnidarian species that don’t have a free-swimming stage.
Image of the Day: New Apes
Image of the Day: New Apes
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
When compared to teeth from Homo erectus and orangutans, the remains from an ancient ape appear to belong to a new genus.
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Why Chimpanzees Have Big Testes, and Mandrills Have Small Ones
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 16, 2019
For primates, males’ fancier ornaments are linked with smaller testes, according to a new comparative study.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Animals in North Dakota Died from Chicxulub Asteroid in Mexico
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 1, 2019
Fossils reveal the quick death of plants and animals from a massive surge of water after the impact 66 million years ago, which is thought to have spelled the demise of dinosaurs.
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019
Similarities in gene expression hint at the origin of a certain type of pancreatic tumor that predominantly afflicts women.