SIV, ecology, culture, evolution
Last Day for Salary Survey
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2011
Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.
Speaking of Science
SAMUEL BUTLER | Jun 24, 2011
June 2011's selection of notable quotes
Warm-Blooded Dinos?
Jef Akst | Jun 24, 2011
Evidence that large dinosaurs had body temperatures similar to modern-day mammals suggests they were either endothermic or extremely good at conserving body heat.
Darwin Goes Digital
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 24, 2011
Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.
Escape Predators, Get Parasites
Jef Akst | Jun 24, 2011
A particular predator defense used by water fleas makes them more susceptible to parasite infections, new research shows.
Mail
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2011
A selection of comments from our readers.
New fungal hiding places
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 23, 2011
Whether it’s in the arctic or a commonplace kitchen appliance, deadly fungal species wait for the right opportunity to strike.
Behavior brief
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research.
The cost of flocking
Megan Scudellari | Jun 22, 2011
Flying in a flock comes at a considerable energetic cost for pigeons, raising the question of why they do it.
Head trauma in the funny pages
Richard P. Grant | Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.