pigment, evolution, ecology
Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 2, 2012
Origin of life theories from a wide range of religions may be taught alongside evolution in the state.
There and Back Again
Sabrina Richards | Feb 1, 2012
A new study estimates the number of generations necessary to evolve from mouse-sized to elephantine, and shows that it’s quicker to get small.
Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism
Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath | Feb 1, 2012
In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.
Killing with Kindness
Killing with Kindness
Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | Feb 1, 2012
Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.
Casting a Wide Eye
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.
Swarming Mongolia
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.
The View From Above
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.
Genghis Jon
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.
Gain a Chromosome and Adapt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2012
Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.
Ind. Senators Vote for Creationism
Bob Grant | Jan 27, 2012
A committee in the Indiana state legislature OKs a bill aimed at getting creationism into public school science classes.