microscope, evolution
When Males Kill Young
When Males Kill Young
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 13, 2014
Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2014
Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Nov 11, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Kate Yandell | Nov 6, 2014
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
A Tale of Two Genitals
A Tale of Two Genitals
Bob Grant | Nov 5, 2014
The genitalia of mammals and reptiles develop from two different tissues, but the structures share common genetic programs and molecular induction signals.
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.