Thought Experiment
How, If, and Why Species Form
How, If, and Why Species Form
Tim Rogers, Alan J. McKane, Axel G. Rossberg | Nov 1, 2013
Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.
Putting the Men in Menopause
Putting the Men in Menopause
Jon Stone | Sep 1, 2013
Can mating behavior explain the evolution of menopause in humans?
Why Women Lose Fertility
Why Women Lose Fertility
Daniel Levitis and Alan Cohen | Sep 1, 2013
Mating behavior is an unlikely driver of women's reproductive aging.
The Eye of the Finch
The Eye of the Finch
Andrew Dobson | Aug 1, 2013
Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.
Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet
Aaron T. Dossey | Feb 1, 2013
Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.
The Pliable Brain
Christina Karns | Sep 1, 2012
Altered touch perception in deaf people may reveal individual differences in brain plasticity.
Who Are We Really?
Who Are We Really?
Kieran Oâ??Doherty, Kieran Oâ??Doherty | Mar 1, 2012
Manipulating the human microbiome has ethical implications.
Ready for Prime Time
Ready for Prime Time
Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | Feb 1, 2012
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.
Pitch Perfect
Josephine Johnston | Jan 1, 2012
Academic detailing has the potential to significantly improve clinical practice.
Puncturing the Myth
Geoffrey Burnstock | Sep 1, 2011
Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.