1. A re-examination of the pollinator crisis

    Current Biology 25(19):R811 (2015)

    Reports of colony collapse disorder in bees and studies showing the toxicity of neonicotinoid pesticides have led to claims that we are experiencing a pollinator crisis. As Cyrus Martin reports, however, the issue is complex with threats to bees being multifold and the status of popula...
  2. A re-examination of the pollinator crisis.

    Current Biology 25(19):R811 (2015) PMID 26726331

    Reports of colony collapse disorder in bees and studies showing the toxicity of neonicotinoid pesticides have led to claims that we are experiencing a pollinator crisis. As Cyrus Martin reports, however, the issue is complex with threats to bees being multifold and the status of populations uncl...
  3. Biology’s dark matter

    Current Biology 25(8):R301 (2015)

    Current knowledge of eukaryotic life is primarily informed by the study of plants, animals, and fungi. But these organisms are only a fraction of the tree of life. Hidden in the shadows is a cornucopia of mostly single-celled organisms called the protists that are revealing new biologi...
  4. Biology's dark matter.

    Current Biology 25(8):R301 (2015) PMID 26082952

  5. Breathing fresh life into life science education

    Current Biology 24(24):R1142 (2014)

    In the US, higher education in the life sciences is being overhauled. There is now a move both to change the way we teach biology students, emphasizing more engaging approaches, and to clearly define what it is a student should know. And for advanced degrees, there is a push to prepare...
  6. Breathing fresh life into life science education.

    Current Biology 24(24):R1142 (2014) PMID 25657997

    In the US, higher education in the life sciences is being overhauled. There is now a move both to change the way we teach biology students, emphasizing more engaging approaches, and to clearly define what it is a student should know. And for advanced degrees, there is a push to prepare students ...
  7. What is stress?

    Current Biology 24(10):R403 (2014)

    The term stress can be broadly construed, with some forms constituting an essential part of developmental processes and others representing potentially harmful changes in the environment. How an organism deals with stress is also varied and can develop on various times scales, from mil...
  8. An arctic refugium under assault.

    Current Biology 23(23):R1020 (2013) PMID 24455769

  9. An Arctic refugium under assault

    Current Biology 23(23):R1020 (2013)

    Due to their special geographic circumstances, some places on earth are resistant to global warming. But a new study of an arctic refugium suggests it’s only a matter of time before climate change breaches the defenses. Cyrus Martin reports.
  10. Memorable outliers

    Current Biology 23(17):R731 (2013)

    Reports of photographic memory are widespread but the search for truly extraordinary memory abilities has uncovered only a handful of examples. But the fact that such individuals exist has fascinated and begs the question, what is the source of such abilities? Cyrus Martin reports. ...
  11. Memorable outliers.

    Current Biology 23(17):R731 (2013) PMID 24156106

  12. Frugal fishing at hand

    Current Biology 23(9):R362 (2013)

    The European Union is on the cusp of major reforms to its fishing industry. First up on the agenda is a ban on fish discarding that is expected to be approved in June. But as Cyrus Martin reports, the solutions are complex, involving a combination of improved technology, better enforce...
  13. The psychology of GMO

    Current Biology 23(9):R356 (2013)

    Despite receiving the seal of approval from scientists, genetically modified food continues to be unpalatable in many parts of the world. As Cyrus Martin reports, a combination of factors, including economics and culture, may help to explain the differences.
  14. The psychology of GMO.

    Current Biology 23(9):R356 (2013) PMID 23802280

  15. Frugal fishing at hand.

    Current Biology 23(9):R362 (2013) PMID 23802282

  16. The ancestor's paunch.

    Current Biology 22(17):R698 (2012) PMID 23136670

  17. The ancestor's paunch

    Current Biology 22(17):R698 (2012)

    The obesity problem in the industrialized world is a recent phenomenon, potentially owing to a confluence of factors, most notably an abundance of fatty, sugary foods. But does our evolutionary past have any part to play? Cyrus Martin explores the role of diet in human evolution and cu...
  18. Gulf spill two years out.

    Current Biology 22(10):R384 (2012) PMID 22799005

  19. Gulf spill two years out

    Current Biology 22(10):R384 (2012)

    Two years on, the national spotlight seems to have turned away from the Gulf oil spill, but a massive assessment of the environmental impacts is quietly under way. As Cyrus Martin reports, several recent observations, and a study of deepwater coral communities, suggest we may not be ou...
  20. The allure of the maverick.

    Current Biology 22(5):R141 (2012) PMID 22401889