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Marlboro Chicks

By | December 5, 2012

Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.

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Contributors

By | December 1, 2012

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

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Coughing Seashells

By | November 28, 2012

A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.

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Beetles Warm BC Forests

By | November 27, 2012

Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.

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Private Labs Are Suffering

By | November 21, 2012

The closure of an independent biomedical research institute near Boston has drawn attention to the similar predicament of other private labs that rely on federal grants.

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Old New Species

By | November 20, 2012

Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.

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NIH To Enforce OA Policy

By | November 20, 2012

The National Institutes of Health will get tough on grantees who fail to comply with its open-access funding rule.

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No Sex Required

By | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.

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Obama’s Research Challenge

By | November 16, 2012

Obama wants to invest in science and technology, but a divided Congress and looming budget cuts could make it difficult to keep his promises.

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Little Fish in a Big Pond

By | November 1, 2012

Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.

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