US Supreme Court, evolution
Evolution’s Stowaways
Evolution’s Stowaways
Alan de Queiroz | Jan 1, 2014
Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.
Drawn to Controversy
Drawn to Controversy
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Governing Science
Governing Science
Abby Olena | Dec 31, 2013
How the US government impacted life science research in 2013
Top Genomes of 2013
Top Genomes of 2013
Abby Olena | Dec 26, 2013
What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year
New Species Abound
New Species Abound
Jef Akst | Dec 26, 2013
A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species
On The Origin of Flowers
On The Origin of Flowers
Ed Yong | Dec 19, 2013
The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.
The Mating Habits of Early Hominins
The Mating Habits of Early Hominins
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2013
A newly sequenced Neanderthal genome provides insight into the sex lives of human ancestors.
Herding Cats
Herding Cats
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
How Bacteria Evade the Immune System
Laasya Samhita | Dec 12, 2013
Escherichia coli can quickly evolve to resist engulfment by macrophages, scientists have found.