plastids, evolution
Tree of Life v1.0
Tree of Life v1.0
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers map 2.3 million species in a single phylogeny. 
New <em>Homo</em> Species Found
New Homo Species Found
Bobby Bascomb | Sep 10, 2015
Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
Do Mine Ears Deceive Me?
R. Haven Wiley | Sep 1, 2015
A new approach shows how both honesty and deception are stable features of noisy communication.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Hear and Now
Hear and Now
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2015
Auditory research advances worth shouting about
Aural History
Aural History
Geoffrey A. Manley | Sep 1, 2015
The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.
Yeast Genome Doubling
Yeast Genome Doubling
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 10, 2015
The results of a computational genetic analysis suggest Saccharomyces cerevisiae doubled its genome through species hybridization.
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Investigating the Four-legged Snake Fossil
Bob Grant | Aug 5, 2015
Brazilian officials are trying to determine whether the transformational fossil find was exported illegally from the country.
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Opinion: Life’s X Factor
Nick Lane | Aug 4, 2015
Did endosymbiosis—and the innovations in membrane bioenergetics it engendered—make it possible for eukaryotic life to evolve?
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Four-legged Snake Fossil Found
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2015
Researchers discover an unprecedented paleontological relic that may just rewrite the book on snake evolution.