paleolithic, ecology
Mothers-In-Law and Menopause
Hayley Dunning | Aug 23, 2012
Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.
Zoo Virus Swap
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 17, 2012
A polar bear in a German zoo dies after contracting a virus normally found in zebras.
More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 15, 2012
Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.
Gene Variation within a Tree
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 13, 2012
The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientistsā€™ understanding of evolution.
Drinking Better Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 9, 2012
Researchers analyzing the bacteria in municipal drinking water find simple measures can increase beneficial bacteria while reducing pathogenic strains.
School Teachers Release Invasives
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 9, 2012
As many as 1,000 different non-native organisms used in the classroom are being released into the wild by school teachers.
How Green Are Your Fish?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Life (Re)Cycle
Bernd Heinrich | Aug 1, 2012
Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.
A Scientist Emerges
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2012
At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.