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Capsule Reviews

By | January 1, 2012

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

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Bat Luck

By | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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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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HIV Study Named Year's Best

By | December 23, 2011

Science taps a clinical trial that showed the benefits of antiretroviral treatment in HIV patients as 2011's breakthrough of the year.

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Magnetic Swimmers Cultured

By | December 22, 2011

For the first time, researchers culture a bacteria that uses a magnetic sulfide compound to navigate.

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A Cancer-Heart Disease Link

By | December 22, 2011

Mutations known to increase the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer may also make carriers susceptible to heart failure.

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PETA Buys Chimp Lab Stock

By | December 22, 2011

The animal rights organization purchases shares of a research facility in a bid to end chimpanzee testing at the facility.

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Top People of 2011

By | December 21, 2011

The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.

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Unsilencing a Gene

By | December 21, 2011

Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.

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