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Menstruation on a Chip

By The Scientist Staff | August 30, 2017

This device models the female reproductive tract and might lead scientists to a greater understanding of fibroids, cancer, and infertility.

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Surrounded by a projection screen, a fly’s flight path is influenced by a collection of moving dots.

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Video: Swimming with Virtual Swarms

By Ashley Yeager | August 21, 2017

Researchers track a fish in a virtual-reality system as it responds to projections of other fish of the same species.

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image: Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.

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image: Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.

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Plastic Munching Plankton

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.

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image: A Grisly Stork Buffet

A Grisly Stork Buffet

By The Scientist Staff | August 15, 2017

Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.

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Life Springs Eternal

By The Scientist Staff | August 15, 2017

When scores of migrating wildebeest fail to survive a treacherous river crossing, their corpses fuel thriving ecosystems.

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DNA Origami

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Will complex, folded synthetic DNA molecules one day serve as capsules to deliver drugs to cancer cells?

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Lubchenco on Conservation

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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