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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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Contributors

April 1, 2012

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

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Reading Into the Future

By | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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The World in a Cabinet, 1600s

By | April 1, 2012

A 17th century Danish doctor arranges a museum of natural history oddities in his own home.

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So You Think About Dance?

By | March 30, 2012

Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.

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James Cameron Hits Rock Bottom

By | March 27, 2012

The movie director-turned-explorer made the 6.8-mile drop to the deepest point on the seafloor, but wasn’t too impressed by what he found.

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Nervy Production

By | March 23, 2012

A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.

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UNC Debates Open Access

By | March 22, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering a policy of open-access-only publishing for its faculty.

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Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken

By | March 19, 2012

The current system by which academics publish their scientific discoveries is a massive waste of money.

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Research is Tough for Dads Too

By | March 12, 2012

A new survey finds that men as well as women scientists struggle to find time for family and life outside of the lab.

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