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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Size Matters
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 23, 2018
The male proboscis monkey’s large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.
Image of the Day: Glowing Chameleon
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 23, 2018
The lizards may be signaling one another using fluorescent cues that we can’t see.
The Genetic Strategies of Dealing with High Altitude
Abby Olena | Nov 2, 2017
Andean highlander genomes possess cardiovascular-related variants, while populations from other regions evolved different solutions to manage the lack of oxygen.
Female Fish Select Mates’ Sperm
Ben Andrew Henry | Aug 17, 2016
A protective coating on ocellated wrasse eggs helps female fish select sperm from nest-building males.
Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradox
Tanya Lewis | May 26, 2016
A study reveals why some male fruit flies produce sex cells that are 20 times the length of their bodies.
Lizard Swaps Mode of Deciding Its Sex
Kerry Grens | Jul 1, 2015
Sex assignment in bearded dragons can flip from one based on chromosomes to one driven by temperature, researchers report.
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of
’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Connecting the Dots
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2014
Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jul 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the July 2014 issue of
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2014
Sex is an inherently fascinating aspect of life. As researchers learn more and more about it, surprises regularly emerge.