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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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October 2017 TS Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | October 1, 2017

Try your hand at a sciency brain teaser.

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October 2017 TS Crossword Puzzle Answers

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | October 1, 2017

See how well you did.

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Spider Silk

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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Watch This Biofilm

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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image: Infographic: Evolving Virulence

Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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image: Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

By Claire Asher | October 1, 2017

In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.

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image: Infographic: Nanostraw Extraction

Infographic: Nanostraw Extraction

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise a way to sample living proteins and RNAs from cells by using an electric current to briefly open pores in the membrane.

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image: Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

By Shawna Williams | October 1, 2017

Using a drug to freeze RNA polymerase II on Drosophila DNA, researchers found that transcription could not continue.

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image: Infographic: Writing with DNA

Infographic: Writing with DNA

By Catherine Offord | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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