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Computers That Can Smell

By | May 1, 2017

Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.

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Contributors

By | May 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Glia Guru

By | May 1, 2017

Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.

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Myelin Basics

By | May 1, 2017

May Profilee Ben Barres of Stanford University discusses how understanding the basic biology of myelination could help patients with multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | May 1, 2017

Climate change, research funding, race, and much more

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Understanding Body Ownership and Agency

By | May 1, 2017

Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.

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EPA Scrubs Climate Change Page from Website

By | April 30, 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency removed information about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions that doesn’t jibe with the Trump administration’s views.

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Developing Brains in Dishes

By | April 26, 2017

Two studies report methods to mimic human fetal brain development using neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells that form 3-D, brain-like structures. 

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Image of the Day: Science March Scenes

By | April 24, 2017

On April 22, thousands of people took to the streets to take part in Marches for Science around the world.

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TS Picks: April 20, 2017

By | April 20, 2017

March for Science edition

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