pharmaceuticals, evolution
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2015
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2015
The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2015
A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  
Biotech Buys Autoimmune Firm for $7B
Biotech Buys Autoimmune Firm for $7B
Kerry Grens | Jul 16, 2015
Celgene has purchased Receptos, developer of an experimental multiple sclerosis drug.
FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test
FDA OKs Herpes Blood Test
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration approves Theranos’s fingerstick test for herpes.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
July 2015's selection of notable quotes
High-Flying Ducks
High-Flying Ducks
Sarah Hewitt | Jul 1, 2015
Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Roos Are Mainly South Paws
Bob Grant | Jun 22, 2015
A new study shows that kangaroos are predominantly left-handed.
Organ-on-a-Chip Gets Big Pharma Boost
Organ-on-a-Chip Gets Big Pharma Boost
Bob Grant | Jun 18, 2015
Johnson & Johnson agrees to use Emulate’s blood-clot device in three of its preclinical drug programs.