National Cancer Institute, ecology, evolution
Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Abby Olena | Jul 27, 2017
The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.
Update: Turkish University Allegedly Censors Research Study
Update: Turkish University Allegedly Censors Research Study
Aggie Mika | Jul 25, 2017
A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2017
Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2017
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Lubchenco on Conservation
Lubchenco on Conservation
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2017
Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Jacelyn Rice, Paul Westerhoff | Jul 11, 2017
Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.  
Caterpillars Turn to Cannibalism: Study
Caterpillars Turn to Cannibalism: Study
Abby Olena | Jul 10, 2017
Herbivores may take to omnivory and eat conspecifics when the plants they feed on produce unsavory protective chemicals.
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.