What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
Scientists work to help relocate colleagues who lost everything.
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum

Scientists work to help relocate colleagues who lost everything.

Scientists work to help relocate colleagues who lost everything.

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President of SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry Resigns
President of SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry Resigns
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2018
Quentin Wheeler’s firing of department chairs earlier this year didn’t sit well with university faculty members.  
Love in the Scientific Literature
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
Image of the Day: Mustachioed Monkey
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2018
A scientist confirms a new species of patas monkey in Ethiopia.
The New Species of 2017
The New Species of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 27, 2017
A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Catherine Offord | Aug 8, 2017
The shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.
Birders Break North American Record
Birders Break North American Record
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2016
A nude birder and an Australian zoo owner are competing to set the new bar for the number of species spotted in a single year.
<em>Brontosaurus</em> Regains Dinosaur Status
Brontosaurus Regains Dinosaur Status
Bob Grant | Apr 8, 2015
Paleontologists rescue Brontosaurus from the waste bin of history, suggesting it once again be classified as a distinct dinosaur species.
Ancient Beasts Classified by Collagen
Ancient Beasts Classified by Collagen
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2015
Protein extracted from ancient fossils identified by Darwin as some of the “strangest animals ever discovered” places the creatures amongst horses, tapirs, and rhinos on the tree of life.
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
The Sex Parts of Plants, 1736
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Carl Linnaeus’s plant classification system was doomed, and he knew it.