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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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Australian Magpie-Lark Duet

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

The birds sing together to help defend their territory.

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Fire Ant Rafts

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The invasive insects weathered extreme climatic conditions by banding together and riding out Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.

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Memory Master

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis reveals some of his memory-training tactics.

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These Flies Suck. . . Frogs

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Insects feast on amorous tungara frogs by eavesdropping on their amphibian love songs.

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Why Are Some People Altruistic?

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.

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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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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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Brain Bugs

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

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