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Operation Monkey Rescue

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2018

Meet the people trying to save a research colony of rhesus macaques living on a small island off the coast of hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.

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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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In Situ Hybridization Explained

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Profilee Joseph Gall of the Carnegie Institute describes the process, which he developed in the 1960s.

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Kung Fu Shrimp

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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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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Watch This Biofilm

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.

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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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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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Tune Into the Animal Kingdom

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish

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