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Drawn to Controversy

By | January 1, 2014

By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.

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Evolution’s Stowaways

By | January 1, 2014

Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.

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Farmer Fungi

By | January 1, 2014

Researchers uncover an unprecedented relationship between morels and bacteria. But can it be called agriculture?

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Stranger than Fiction

By | January 1, 2014

Plant biology: You can't make this stuff up.

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tenOever on microRNA and Vaccines

By | January 1, 2014

January 2014 Scientist to Watch Benjamin tenOever discusses his research.

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Genomes Gone Wild

By | January 1, 2014

Weird and wonderful, plant DNA is challenging preconceptions about the evolution of life, including our own species.

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Governing Science

By | December 31, 2013

How the US government impacted life science research in 2013

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New Species Abound

By | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species

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