morphology
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Image of the Day: Hanging Around
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 27, 2018
Hurricanes drive evolution in anole lizards, finds a new study.
The Topography of Teeth
The Topography of Teeth
Bob Grant | Nov 29, 2016
Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.
<em>Homo naledi</em>’s Hands and Feet
Homo naledi’s Hands and Feet
Bob Grant | Oct 6, 2015
Two new analyses of fossil remains from the recently discovered human relative suggest the species may have been uniquely adapted to both terrestrial and arboreal locomotion.
Finch Findings
Finch Findings
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Full genomes of Darwin’s Galápagos finches reveal a critical gene for beak shape and three overlooked species.
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.
Precisely Placed
Precisely Placed
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.
Shell Sculpture
Shell Sculpture
Dan Cossins | Sep 1, 2013
A mathematical model explains the physical mechanisms behind the formation of seashell spines, an insight that could shed light on the convergent evolution of the trait.
Speed-Sensitive Denticles
Speed-Sensitive Denticles
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2013
Tooth-like structures on the skin of a South American fish might serve as high-velocity water-flow detectors.