Nobel Prize, evolution, disease & medicine
Dinosaursā€™ Shiny Black Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 9, 2012
A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.
Genome Digest
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 7, 2012
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Jurassic Parasites
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.
The Subcellular World Revealed, 1945
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
The first electron microscope to peer into an intact cell ushers in the new field of cell biology.
Snake Tales
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2012
An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.
Long Live the Y
Megan Scudellari | Feb 22, 2012
Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.
Boozing for Better Health
Megan Scudellari | Feb 16, 2012
Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.
Opinion: What Is Life?
Edward N. Trifonov | Feb 16, 2012
Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.
Darwin Day Celebrations
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2012
As institutions around the world start celebrations of Darwin Day, New York reveals a digitized catalog of Darwin’s scientific manuscripts.
How the Zebra Got Its Stripes
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2012
Zebras may have evolved their striped coat to avoid blood-sucking flies.