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Truth and Consequences

By | November 1, 2012

Studying the consequences of behavior has shed light on a wide range of life-science phenomena, pathological as well as everyday.

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Moss Harbors Foreign Genes

By | October 23, 2012

Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.

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The Salinella salve Mystery

By | October 1, 2012

Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…

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Book Excerpt from Living Color

By | October 1, 2012

In Chapter 3, "Out of the Tropics," author Nina G. Jablonski, explores the genes behind skin pigmentation and makes the distinction between color and race.

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Contributors

October 1, 2012

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

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Gone Missing, circa 1892

By | October 1, 2012

A unique organism sighted only once, more than a century ago, could shed light on the evolution of multicellularity—if it ever actually existed.

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Home Cookin’

By | October 1, 2012

Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.

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Lamarck and the Missing Lnc

By | October 1, 2012

Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism’s lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.

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So You Want to Write a Book?

By | October 1, 2012

Advice on authoring a textbook, popular nonfiction, or even a novel

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True Colors

By | October 1, 2012

The biological and social ramifications of skin pigmentation are too often ignored by scientists, teachers, and the general public.

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