lysosomes, evolution, ecology
New River Dolphin
New River Dolphin
Abby Olena | Jan 27, 2014
DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.
Week in Review: January 20–24
Week in Review: January 20–24
Tracy Vence | Jan 24, 2014
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
<em>Drosophila</em>’s New Genes
Drosophila’s New Genes
Jef Akst | Jan 23, 2014
An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.
New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse
New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2014
A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.
Older Trees Grow Faster
Older Trees Grow Faster
Bob Grant | Jan 20, 2014
Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.
The Shared Perfumes of Queens
The Shared Perfumes of Queens
Ed Yong | Jan 16, 2014
Ant, bee, and wasp queens emit a similar class of pheromones that sterilize their workers, hinting at a shared ancestry for these chemicals.
Clocks Versus Rocks
Clocks Versus Rocks
Ed Yong | Jan 14, 2014
A new analysis suggests that placental mammals originated while dinosaurs were dominant, contradicting a recent high-profile study.
Fewer Female Snail Penises
Fewer Female Snail Penises
Tracy Vence | Jan 14, 2014
Researchers are now spotting fewer cases of imposex—in which female sea snails develop male sexual organs—as a result of a chemical ban instituted in 2008.
Human-Pathogen Coevolution
Human-Pathogen Coevolution
Jef Akst | Jan 13, 2014
Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Large Carnivores Under Siege
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2014
As populations of top predators decline in ecosystems the world over, researchers chart the widespread effects.