phylogenetics
Urban Hub Aided Early HIV Spread
Urban Hub Aided Early HIV Spread
Molly Sharlach | Oct 6, 2014
The AIDS pandemic probably began in the central African city of Kinshasa in the 1920s, a study shows.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
The Flight Size
The Flight Size
Tracy Vence | Feb 5, 2014
The metabolic intensity of powered flight seems to have caused some bird genomes to shrink.
Week in Review: January 13–17
Week in Review: January 13–17
Tracy Vence | Jan 17, 2014
Debating the origins of placental mammals; H. pylori-human coevolution; ant, bee, and wasp queens emit similar pheromones; profiling protein expression in single cancer cells
New Species Abound
New Species Abound
Jef Akst | Dec 26, 2013
A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species
A New Basal Animal
A New Basal Animal
Ruth Williams | Dec 12, 2013
Comb jellies take their place on the oldest branch of the animal family tree.  
Protein Sequencing Disputes Linnaeus
Protein Sequencing Disputes Linnaeus
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2013
Comparing the proteins of a 300-year-old pickled elephant fetus with modern sequence data challenges Carl Linnaeus’s decision to assign it as the Asian elephant type specimen.
Ancient Bee Die Out
Ancient Bee Die Out
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2013
Researchers show that one group of bees likely suffered a mass extinction about 65 million years ago.
Drivers of Tropical Diversity
Drivers of Tropical Diversity
Erin Weeks | Sep 10, 2013
Researchers pinpoint rapid speciation, reduced extinction rates as reasons for increased diversity among tropical amphibians.
Psychedelic Phylogenetics
Psychedelic Phylogenetics
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2013
Using molecular markers, researchers reconstruct the “magic” mushroom family tree.