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Researchers reveal how seals affect vegetation patterns and influence the movement of feral horse populations on Sable Island in Canada.

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The Two Faces of Fish Oil

By | April 1, 2016

The discovery of a tumor-protecting role for a fatty acid found in fish oil has sparked debate about the product’s safety.

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Vegetarian Aquaculture

By | December 1, 2015

Go behind the scenes at labs where researchers are finding ways of switching from meat-based to plant-based feeds.

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Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet

By | November 23, 2015

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2015

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

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Leibel on Diets

By | November 1, 2015

Columbia University researcher Rudy Leibel discusses a study that found benefit in a high-fat diet.

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Speaking of Science

By | November 1, 2015

November 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Weight's the Matter?

By | November 1, 2015

The causes and consequences of obesity are more complicated than we thought.  

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Another Retraction for Fake Nutrition Data

By | October 29, 2015

The BMJ yanks a study on baby formula from R.K. Chandra decades after it was published.

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Trans Fats Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

By | August 14, 2015

The consumption of trans fats is tied to a higher chance of disease and dying sooner, according to a systematic review.

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