politics, evolution, culture
Image of the Day: Size Matters
Image of the Day: Size Matters
The Scientist Staff | Feb 23, 2018
The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in Flight
Ashley Yeager | Feb 23, 2018
Dampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.
Strong Tides May Have Driven Ancient Fish to Dry Land
Strong Tides May Have Driven Ancient Fish to Dry Land
Jim Daley | Feb 15, 2018
A closer moon and ideal coastal conditions for tide pool formation may have started the evolutionary transition of tetrapods.
Amazonian Fish Genome Challenges Long-Held Assumptions About Asexual Reproduction
Amazonian Fish Genome Challenges Long-Held Assumptions About Asexual Reproduction
Jim Daley | Feb 15, 2018
Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Federal Science Funding Could Increase Under New Budget Deal
Shawna Williams | Feb 12, 2018
Congress has increased discretionary spending caps, making it possible that the budgets of US science agencies will rise this fiscal year.
Contributors
Contributors
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of The Scientist.
An Enduring Partnership
An Enduring Partnership
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2018
Humanity would be nothing without plants. It’s high time we recognize their crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.
Graduate Student Identifies Dozens of New Fly Species
Graduate Student Identifies Dozens of New Fly Species
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2018
Over the past seven years, Xiao-Long Lin has characterized nearly 70 new species of nonbiting midges and developed DNA barcodes to aid in future ecological surveys.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
CDC Director Resigns Over Unresolved Conflicts of Interest
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2018
Brenda Fitzgerald had drawn criticism for tobacco-related investments, among others.