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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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Q&A: Placental Ponderings

By | August 27, 2015

Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.

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Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance

By | August 26, 2015

The University of Missouri returns subsidies for health benefits; New Mexico State University takes them away, offering a raise in return.

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Opinion: Making Progress by Slowing Down

By | August 24, 2015

Academic research could be strengthened by thinking more and doing less.

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Some Study Authors “Unfeasibly Prolific”

By | August 19, 2015

A literature scan finds a fraction of researchers who pump out dozens of publications each year.

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Butterflies in Peril

By | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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Scientists at or near retirement can be ideal advisers for their junior colleagues. 

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Publishing Partners

By | August 10, 2015

Collaborations can boost citations, a study shows.

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A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865

By | August 1, 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.

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Contributors

By | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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