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Redefining the Kilogram

By | July 5, 2012

Scientists have crafted two new definitions for the common unit of mass. The fight to pick the best one is getting nasty.


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War-born Climate Change

By | July 3, 2012

A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.


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Meeting of the Minds

By | July 1, 2012

New changes at The Scientist will ensure that we continue to showcase the best and brightest ideas in the life sciences.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role


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You Are Where You Eat

By | July 1, 2012

Laser-based isotope detection systems are moving into the realm of food authentication.

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3-D Printing

By | July 1, 2012

Is printing out your own lab equipment, molecular models, and drug compounds the wave of the future?


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A Little Help from My Friends

By | July 1, 2012

How to get the most out of your collaboration with bioinformaticians


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Dynamic Delivery

By | July 1, 2012

Microscopic sponges made entirely of RNA enable efficient gene silencing.


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Killer Silk

By | July 1, 2012

Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.


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Move Over, Mother Nature

By | July 1, 2012

Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.



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