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Waiting in the Wings

By | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.


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Behavior Brief

By | November 17, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.


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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.


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Monkey-Machine Interface

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers have shown that rhesus monkeys can control the movements of two virtual avatar arms simultaneously.


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By | November 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Cortex Tour

By | November 1, 2013

Travel through the outer layers of a mouse brain thanks to array tomography and Stanford University's Stephen Smith.


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Exploring the Neuron Forest

By | November 1, 2013

Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.



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