plant biology, evolution, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Women After All</em>
Book Excerpt from Women After All
Melvin Konner | Feb 2, 2015
In the introduction to his latest book, author Melvin Konner explains why he considers maleness a departure from normal physiology.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
It’s Over, Man
It’s Over, Man
Melvin Konner | Feb 1, 2015
The era of human male domination is ending. Will modern culture welcome the dawn of a new gender equality?
Nibbled? No Problem
Nibbled? No Problem
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
Making extra copies of their genomes allows some plants to better withstand damage.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
How Transposons Shaped Pregnancy
How Transposons Shaped Pregnancy
Kate Yandell | Jan 29, 2015
A mass migration of mobile regulatory elements increased the expression of thousands of genes in the uterus during the evolution of pregnancy.
Sonic Experiment
Sonic Experiment
Jef Akst | Jan 29, 2015
An artist takes advantage of muscle-mimicking polymers to manipulate sounds.
America’s First Pooches
America’s First Pooches
Jenny Rood | Jan 27, 2015
Study of ancient dog DNA sheds light on early Americans’ relationships with their pets.
Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness
Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2015
A point mutation analysis of the entire human genome finds that alterations to as many as 7.5 percent of nucleotides may have contributed to humans’ evolutionary split from chimpanzees.