First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water

Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.

Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.

polar research, evolution, cell & molecular biology
Image of the Day: Wildebeest Fitness Tracker
Image of the Day: Wildebeest Fitness Tracker
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2018
Data gathered from GPS-equipped collars show the animals walk long distances over days without stopping for a drink.
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 24, 2018
The pelvic bones of women have been shaped more by random evolution than by natural selection, a new study finds.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Image of the Day: Keep in Touch
Image of the Day: Keep in Touch
Kerry Grens | Oct 24, 2018
A protein called talin helps maintain cells’ adhesion properties.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Image of the Day: Clubbing
Image of the Day: Clubbing
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2018
Mantis shrimps’ remarkably swift kicks come from springs built into their dactyl clubs.
CRISPR Reworked to Record a Cell’s Own Transcriptional Activity
CRISPR Reworked to Record a Cell’s Own Transcriptional Activity
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2018
Researchers create permanent DNA records directly from transient RNA transcripts within bacterial cells.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.