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Fantastical Fish, circa 1719

By | January 1, 2014

A collection of colorful drawings compiled by publisher Louis Renard sheds light on eighteenth-century science.

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Green Gold

By | January 1, 2014

It’s been decades since researchers confirmed the presence of gold in plants, but biogeochemical prospecting has yet to catch on.

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Renard's Menagerie

By | January 1, 2014

Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Stranger than Fiction

By | January 1, 2014

Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2014

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

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Genomes Gone Wild

By | January 1, 2014

Weird and wonderful, plant DNA is challenging preconceptions about the evolution of life, including our own species.

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Plant Talk

By | January 1, 2014

Plants communicate and interact with each other, both aboveground and below, in surprisingly subtle and sophisticated ways.

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New Species Abound

By | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species

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Top Genomes of 2013

By | December 26, 2013

What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year

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