Nobel Prize, disease & medicine, evolution
The Mosaic Pre-Man
Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | Sep 8, 2011
Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.
Genetics Paper Retracted
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 2, 2011
Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.
Corina Tarnita: The Ant Mathematician
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University. Age: 28
Octophilosophy
Katherine Bagley | Sep 1, 2011
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology, from Faculty of 1000
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.
Beer Yeast Identified
Jef Akst | Aug 23, 2011
A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.
New Oldest Fossils
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2011
Fossils discovered in Australian rocks may be the remnants of three and a half billion-year-old microorganisms.
Oldest Known Wood
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2011
Two newly described fossils suggest that wood is some 10 million years older than previous believed.