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Swearing Off Pain

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.


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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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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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Church on the Late Show

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.


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This is Your Brain on Art

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2016

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.

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Is Anatomy Destiny?

By Alice Dreger | March 1, 2015

Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.

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Beyond Cat Killing

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2014

Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.


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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.


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The Structure of Flowers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2014

Architecture student-turned-artist Macato Murayama creates beautiful images inspired by the intricate anatomy of flowers.


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Dissecting Consciousness

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes his new theory of consciousness.


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