sign language, evolution
Early Bird Plumage
Early Bird Plumage
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.
Behavior Brief
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?
Sabrina Richards | Sep 9, 2011
A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.
The Mosaic Pre-Man
Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | Sep 8, 2011
Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.
Genetics Paper Retracted
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 2, 2011
Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.
Octophilosophy
Katherine Bagley | Sep 1, 2011
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
Corina Tarnita: The Ant Mathematician
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University. Age: 28
What Price Kindness?
Oren Harman | Sep 1, 2011
Exposing the life and work of a visionary and troubled scientist opens a window onto the evolution of altruism.
Top 7 in Evolutionary Biology
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in evolutionary biology, from Faculty of 1000
86 Percent of Eukaryotes Undiscovered
Jef Akst | Aug 24, 2011
A new estimate of eukaryotic diversity suggests a total of 8.7 million species. So far, scientists have discovered only 1.2 million of them.