innovation, culture, developmental biology
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2015
Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Christopher Coe | Aug 27, 2015
Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Study: Short Headlines Get More Citations
Jef Akst | Aug 27, 2015
Scientific journals that publish papers with snappier titles accrue more citations per paper, according to a report.
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down
Susan Fitzpatrick | Aug 24, 2015
Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2015
Gods of the Morning, Hedonic Eating, A Beautiful Question, and Genomic Messages
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations
Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | Aug 1, 2015
Does a delicately orchestrated balance between quantum and classical physics distinguish living from nonliving things?
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.