Sparrow, developmental biology, evolution
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | May 20, 2011
Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.
Lessons from the marine census
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Now that the ten-year effort to take stock of the diversity of life in the oceans came to a triumphant end late last year, researchers involved in the Census for Marine Life are reflecting on the project's shortcomings.
Early freshwater life
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Tiny fossil tracks embedded in a California rock formation that was once part of an ancient river may be evidence that freshwater ecosystems arose around 100 million years earlier than what is generally believed.
Skeleton Keys
Lewis Wolpert | May 14, 2011
There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.
One Hip Dino
Jef Akst | May 1, 2011
A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.
Truly Phenome-nal
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in microbiology
Family Affair
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2011
In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.
Taking Shape
Richard P. Grant | Apr 1, 2011
Floral bouquets are the most ephemeral of presents. The puzzle of how flowers get their shape, however, is more enduring. 
The Footprints of Winter
Ralf Müller and Justin Goodrich | Mar 1, 2011
Epigenetic marks laid down during the cold months of the year allow flowering in spring and summer.