Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists

A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.

A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.

polar research, evolution, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Catherine Offord | Dec 14, 2018
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Image of the Day: Shoots Up
Ashley Yeager | Dec 14, 2018
During plants’ cell division, mother cells give daughter cells a signal to show them which way is up.
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
They hope to develop the “exercise hormone” into therapeutics that harness the benefits of exercise for people unable to do so.
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
Opinion: The Central Dogma of Mitochondrial Genetics Needs Rewriting
John D. Loike | Dec 12, 2018
The recent discovery of 17 people who have inherited maternal and paternal lines of mitochondrial DNA has major ramifications for medical and ancestry research.
Review Preview
Review Preview
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Hear this month’s Scientist to Watch, Prachee Avasthi, describe the preprint journal review club she started at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Marianne the Mentor
Marianne the Mentor
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2018
Meet Caltech cell and molecular biologist Marianne Bronner, this month’s profilee, and hear her take on encouraging the next generation of researchers.
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 7, 2018
When researchers removed the reproductive organ, female rats had more difficulty solving a water maze.
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
The result of a study among patients with epilepsy strengthens the case for the importance of this brain region in determining mood.