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Contributors

By | August 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Meal Plans

By | August 1, 2014

Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.

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Science Speak

By | August 1, 2014

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Mosaic Mutations

By | July 31, 2014

Some genetic abnormalities that appear to have sprung up independently in children are in fact present in a portion of their parents’ cells.

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Super Sniffers?

By | July 24, 2014

African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 

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Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project

By | July 23, 2014

A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.

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Books on the Beagle

By | July 17, 2014

An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 

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