African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates
African Killifish Are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

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Image of the Day: Four Eyes
Image of the Day: Four Eyes
The Scientist Staff | Apr 3, 2018
Ancient monitor lizards had an extra set of “eyes” on top of their heads.
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2017
Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2017
These millimeter-size sea creatures lived 540 million years ago.
Aural History
Aural History
Geoffrey A. Manley | Sep 1, 2015
The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.
Ancient Fish Analyzed
Ancient Fish Analyzed
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 13, 2014
Two paleontological findings yield insights into early vertebrate evolution.
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 24, 2014
Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Tracy Vence | Apr 24, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates
DNA Jumps Between Vertebrates
Dan Cossins | Jan 3, 2013
Scientists show that horizontal transfer of a particular DNA sequence among a diverse range of vertebrates is more widespread than previously believed.
Double Duplication
Hayley Dunning | Jul 24, 2012
Two whole genome duplications boosted the complexity of the ancestor of all vertebrates, but also introduced potential for disease.