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Drinking Better Bacteria

By | August 9, 2012

Researchers analyzing the bacteria in municipal drinking water find simple measures can increase beneficial bacteria while reducing pathogenic strains.

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School Teachers Release Invasives

By | August 9, 2012

As many as 1,000 different non-native organisms used in the classroom are being released into the wild by school teachers.

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How Green Are Your Fish?

By | August 1, 2012

Farmed salmon may have more in common with their more expensive wild-caught counterparts than consumers are led to believe.

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Contributors

August 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Life (Re)Cycle

By | August 1, 2012

Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.

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A Scientist Emerges

By | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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Replacement Parts

By | August 1, 2012

To cope with a growing shortage of hearts, livers, and lungs suitable for transplant, some scientists are genetically engineering pigs, while others are growing organs in the lab.

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The Mechanical Body

By | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of

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An Olympic Book Review

By | July 26, 2012

The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics takes a timely look at research on athletics.

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Microbial Perfume

By | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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