pigment, genetics & genomics, ecology
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2016
Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jul 1, 2016
Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
The Genetic Components of Rare Diseases
Kelly Rae Chi | Jul 1, 2016
Techniques for determining which genes or genetic variants are truly detrimental
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2016
The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin
Well-Brined Pork
Well-Brined Pork
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 22, 2016
Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Study: Farming Arose Twice in the Ancient Middle East
Bob Grant | Jun 21, 2016
Ancient DNA research suggests that there were two independent agricultural revolutions more than 10,000 years ago.
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Identifying Resilient Reefs
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2016
Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.
Prominent Ecologist Dies
Prominent Ecologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2016
Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.