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Discovering Phasmids

By | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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June 1, 2012

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

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Finding Phasmids

By | June 1, 2012

Researchers rediscover a giant insect, thought to have gone extinct a century ago, and plan to reintroduce it to its native island off the coast of Australia.

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Grading on the Curve

By | June 1, 2012

Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.

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Tracing the Ephemeral

By | June 1, 2012

A novel reporter system can track the ever-changing levels of the plant signal auxin with great precision.

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Hacking the Genome

By | June 1, 2012

In pondering genome structure and function, evolutionary geneticist Laurence Hurst has arrived at some unanticipated conclusions about how natural selection has molded our DNA.

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Microbiology Goes High-Tech

By | June 1, 2012

Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.

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Sons of Next Gen

By | June 1, 2012

New innovations could bring tailored, fast, and cheap sequencing to the masses.

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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.

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Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.

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