survey, culture, evolution
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
For Some Male Crickets, Silence Means Survival
For Some Male Crickets, Silence Means Survival
Sandhya Sekar | May 29, 2014
Two island populations of male crickets independently evolved to evade parasites by keeping quiet, and have come up with a way to sneak matings with females that still seek the male courtship song.
Top 10 New Species
Top 10 New Species
Jef Akst | May 23, 2014
The International Institute for Species Exploration announces its picks of novel species discovered in the past year, including a carnivorous mammal, a tiny shrimp, and a fungus.
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.
Birds of a Genome
Birds of a Genome
Jef Akst | May 21, 2014
Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.
Back from the Blacklist?
Back from the Blacklist?
Jef Akst | May 8, 2014
Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.
Not So Different
Not So Different
Tracy Vence | May 1, 2014
Researchers unearth little evidence to suggest modern humans are superior to their Neanderthal ancestors.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons