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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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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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Monkeys Track Radiation

By | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Brightness of Buttercups

By | December 13, 2011

Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

By | November 16, 2011

A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.

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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.

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Libel Case Against Nature Starts

By | November 14, 2011

A theoretical physicist is suing the journal for an article it ran about his publication practices.

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Prescription Drug Pollutants

By | November 7, 2011

Are pharmaceuticals in the environment affecting human health?

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