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image: Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields

Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields

By Shawna Williams | March 19, 2018

Unlike in some animals, their sense of magnetoreception appears to be independent of blue light.

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image: Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia

By Catherine Offord | March 6, 2018

A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.

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Caught on Camera

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com

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image: David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2018

For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.

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The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.

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Whipping Boys

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.

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image: An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?

An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Shawna Williams | November 1, 2017

Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.

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Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.

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image: Introducing Batman

Introducing Batman

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.

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image: Teaching Humans to Echolocate

Teaching Humans to Echolocate

By Diana Kwon | October 1, 2017

By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.

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