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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly

By | July 5, 2011

The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.

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The Birth of Optogenetics

By | July 1, 2011

An account of the path to realizing tools for controlling brain circuits with light.

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OPSINS: Tools of the trade

By | July 1, 2011

The optogenetic toolset is composed of genetically encoded molecules that, when targeted to specific neurons in the brain, enable the electrical activity of those neurons to be driven or silenced by light. 

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C-ing with the Lights Out

By | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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Contributors

July 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the July 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

By | July 1, 2011

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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