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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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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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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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Adaptation, Island Style

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2017

Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

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Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground

By The Scientist Staff | December 11, 2016

This collective migration, called durotaxis, depends on which cells get the best grip on a surface.

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“Celldance” Selections

By The Scientist Staff | December 5, 2016

Highlights from the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 video grant competition

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Video: Cells, Skin Deep

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.

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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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