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Natural-Born Doctors

By | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?

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Opinion: Controlling Invasion

By | October 15, 2012

Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 9, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Q&A: Mixing Science and Politics

By | October 9, 2012

Politicians could make better decisions if they thought more like scientists, says Rush Holt, the only physicist in Congress.  

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Australian Panel Recommends Science Revamp

By | October 5, 2012

A government-created committee suggests that Australia reinvigorate its biomedical research enterprise.

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Anticlimactic Debate

By | October 4, 2012

Science, environmental, and health experts were left wanting by the first presidential debate.

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Beard Beer

By | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.

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Contributors

October 1, 2012

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

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Mission: Possible

By | October 1, 2012

Cooperation, not competition, is the way forward.

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Medicines for the World

By | October 1, 2012

A global R&D treaty could boost innovation and improve the health of the world’s poor—and rich.

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