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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Powering Clinical Trials

By | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2011

August 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Gene Patents Upheld

By | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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US Visa Rules Hinder Science?

By | July 25, 2011

Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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