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Jurassic Parasites

By | March 1, 2012

Fossilized fleas dating as far back as 165 million years provide clues of early flea evolution.

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Contributors

March 1, 2012

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

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One Year On

By | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Snake Tales

By | March 1, 2012

An anthropologist and a herpetologist join forces to reveal the complex shared evolutionary and ecological history of pythons and primates.

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Climate Conflict of Interest?

By | February 24, 2012

Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.

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Long Live the Y

By | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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Social Media for Epidemiology?

By | February 14, 2012

Epidemiologists consider how social media could be harnessed to predict disease outbreaks.

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