settlers, evolution
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.
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Warming Climate Hurt Megafauna?
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2015
The massive mammals that roamed Earth some 30,000 years ago may have gone extinct as a result of global warming, according to an ancient-DNA study.
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
“Feathered Poodle From Hell” Dino Found
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2015
A newly discovered relative of Velociraptor had abundant plumage and birdlike wings.  
How to Make a New Species
How to Make a New Species
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2015
Scientists mutate a mating pheromone and its corresponding receptor in yeast to promote speciation.
High-Flying Ducks
High-Flying Ducks
Sarah Hewitt | Jul 1, 2015
Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2015
July 2015's selection of notable quotes