rare diseases, ecology, evolution
What’s in a Voice?
What’s in a Voice?
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
More than you think (or could make use of)
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators
Tanya Lewis | Apr 28, 2016
Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators. 
Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo
Jef Akst | Apr 26, 2016
A federal advisory panel votes against Sarepta Therapeutics’s treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Study: Dino Populations Were Waning Before Wipeout
Bob Grant | Apr 19, 2016
The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Tracking Zika’s Evolution
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2016
Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 
Lightning-Fast Spider Bites
Lightning-Fast Spider Bites
Tanya Lewis | Apr 8, 2016
Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 5, 2016
Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens
Parallel Plagues
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.