pigment, evolution, ecology
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.
Battle of the Sexes
Hannah Waters | Nov 17, 2011
Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 15, 2011
Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.
Infection Selection
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.
A Smoke-Swirl of Birds
Jef Akst | Nov 10, 2011
A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.
Prescription Drug Pollutants
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 7, 2011
Are pharmaceuticals in the environment affecting human health?
Pioneers Make More Babies
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2011
Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.
Earliest Modern Europeans Described
Jef Akst | Nov 3, 2011
A fossilized jaw bone and teeth from Western Europe are recognized as the oldest modern human fossils recovered in the region.
Ladybug Zombies
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 31, 2011
Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.