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Coral Sperm Banker

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Mary Hagedorn is racing to save Earth’s coral reefs by developing techniques for freezing the colonial animals’ gametes.

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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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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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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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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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Brain Freeze

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.

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Myelin Basics

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017

May Profilee Ben Barres of Stanford University discusses how understanding the basic biology of myelination could help patients with multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

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Singing Through Tone Deafness

By The Scientist Staff | March 17, 2017

Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

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Meeting BRAMS

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Visit the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, located in Montreal, to see the research seeking to decipher humans’ relationship to music.

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