US Supreme Court, evolution
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.
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.
A Wilder Europe
A Wilder Europe
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.
Where the Wild Things Were
Where the Wild Things Were
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.
Evolutionarily Distinct Birds Ranked
Evolutionarily Distinct Birds Ranked
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2014
Researchers collate a list of the 100 most rare and unique avian species facing extinction.
Stripes Shoo Flies
Stripes Shoo Flies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 4, 2014
Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2014
April 2014's selection of notable quotes
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research