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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2012

Gifts of the Crow, What the Robin Knows, The Unfeathered Bird, and America’s Other Audubon

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Contributors

August 1, 2012

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

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Life (Re)Cycle

By | August 1, 2012

Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.

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Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober

By | August 1, 2012

Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38

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A Scientist Emerges

By | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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The Ultimate Social Data

By | July 26, 2012

Facebook is considering allowing scientists to evaluate its user data without breaching its privacy policies.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 24, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Decoding Monkey Thoughts

By | July 23, 2012

Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.

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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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