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Behavior Brief

By | January 4, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Opinion: The Postdoc Crisis

By | January 4, 2016

A lack of jobs leaves postdocs without a future in academia in the United States. Meanwhile, other challenges threaten the postdoc community abroad.

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Year in Review: Biggest Life Science Stories of 2015

By | December 31, 2015

CRISPR; lymphatic vessels in mammalian brain; opioid synthesized from yeast; blockbuster biopharma mergers and acquisitions; more

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Legacies Left Behind in 2015

By | December 31, 2015

A look at the contributions of some of the prominent researchers who died this year

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Speaking of Science 2015

By | December 31, 2015

A year’s worth of noteworthy quotes

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Year in Review: Spotlight on Ancient DNA

By | December 30, 2015

Several studies using centuries-old genetic material graced the pages of life-science journals in 2015. Here’s a look at a few of the researchers and papers that made headlines this year.

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Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils

By | December 29, 2015

A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  

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Credit for CRISPR: A Conversation with George Church

By | December 29, 2015

The media frenzy over the gene-editing technique highlights shortcomings in how journalists and award committees portray contributions to scientific discoveries.

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2015’s Most-Viewed Images of the Day

By | December 29, 2015

The best of The Scientist’s popular daily photo posts

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Best of Multimedia 2015

By | December 29, 2015

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics, slideshows, and videos

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