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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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Scientist to Watch

By | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2011

July 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Genome Digest

By | June 28, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Last Day for Salary Survey

By | June 26, 2011

Today is your last chance to participate in our 2011 survey of life science salaries.

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Speaking of Science

By | June 24, 2011

June 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Darwin Goes Digital

By | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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2011 World Science Festival: A look back

By | June 10, 2011

The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.

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