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Genghis Jon

By | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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Swarming Mongolia

By | February 1, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.

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The View From Above

By | February 1, 2012

Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.

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Budget Cuts Shutter Biodiversity Program

By | January 16, 2012

The US Geological Survey’s database, a compendium of biodiversity information, will be shut down this month due to a slashed 2012 budget.

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest

By | January 16, 2012

Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.

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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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Rare Gorilla Encounter

By | January 6, 2012

American wildlife photographer sits in awe and disbelief as a troop of wild Ugandan mountain gorillas coddle and groom him.

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Capsule Reviews

By | January 1, 2012

Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed

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Contributors

January 1, 2012

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

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2012

January 2012's selection of notable quotes

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