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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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Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies

By | July 12, 2012

Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.


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Genetic Shift in Salmon

By | July 12, 2012

A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.

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Using DNA to Detect Dark Matter

By | July 5, 2012

Particle physicists and biologists unite to answer one of the most puzzling questions of the universe: Does dark matter exist?


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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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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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