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Graduate Student Identifies Dozens of New Fly Species
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2018
Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.
A Brush with Inheritance, 1878
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
Lampbrush chromosomes, first observed in the 19th century, still offer an unparalleled glimpse into how genetic information is organized in the cell.
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
Staff | Jan 24, 2018
Insect wings may have evolved from multiple origins, say researchers.
Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada
Staff | Jan 9, 2018
Scientists study the unusual genome evolution of the bacteria that live within a genus of cicadas.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow.
Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold
Abby Olena | Dec 19, 2017
Syrian hamsters and thirteen-lined ground squirrels are tolerant of chilly temperatures, thanks to amino acid changes in a cold-responsive ion channel.
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years.
Image of the Day: Horseshoe Bat
Staff | Dec 4, 2017
Factors such as humidity and temperature can affect how
Insects’ Neural Learning and Memory Center Discovered in Crustaceans
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017
Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.