survey, developmental biology, evolution
Predator Demoted
Predator Demoted
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2014
Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.
Speaking of Vision Science
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
October 2014's selection of notable quotes
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.
Life Science Reagents and Kits: Usage and Trends
Life Science Reagents and Kits: Usage and Trends
The Scientist Marketing Team | Oct 1, 2014
A survey of The Scientist readers identifies product trends and developments in life science reagents and kits.
Cave-dwelling Fish Fail to Keep Time
Cave-dwelling Fish Fail to Keep Time
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 25, 2014
Tetra fish adapted to extreme darkness lose circadian metabolic rhythms to conserve energy, according to a study. 
“King of Noses”
“King of Noses”
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 24, 2014
New hadrosaur uncovered in Utah hints at surprising speciation.  
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Squid-Inspired Electric Elastomer
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 18, 2014
Polymer changes color and texture in response to remote signals. 
Did <em>Spinosaurus </em> Swim?
Did Spinosaurus Swim?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 15, 2014
Most complete skeleton suggests the dinosaurs were semi-aquatic hunters. 
Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution
Prehistoric Critters Change View of Mammal Evolution
Molly Sharlach | Sep 12, 2014
Three extinct squirrel-like species were identified from Jurassic-era fossils in China.
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.