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NIH Bias Challenged

By | February 1, 2013

A new study disputes findings of a 2011 analysis suggesting that black researchers are funded less than their equally qualified white peers.

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Why Mice Like Massages

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.

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Capsule Reviews

By | February 1, 2013

The Science of Love, Bad Pharma, Genes, Cells and Brains, and Nature Wars

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Contributors

By | February 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Flickering Neurons

By | February 1, 2013

Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.

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Let's Make a Deal

By | February 1, 2013

Six myths about job and salary negotiations and how they may hinder your ability to bargain effectively.

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Speaking of Science

By | February 1, 2013

February 2013's selection of notable quotes

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The A@#hole Scientist

By | February 1, 2013

Can a vexing sense of entitlement actually aid in the pursuit of knowledge?

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Why Insects Should Be in Your Diet

By | February 1, 2013

Because of their high protein and fat content and their reproductive efficiency, insects hold great promise for thwarting an impending global food crisis.

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Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners

By | January 31, 2013

Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.

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