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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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Living Fabric

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.

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A Grisly Stork Buffet

By The Scientist Staff | August 15, 2017

Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.

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Lubchenco on Conservation

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.

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Microbe Maven

By The Scientist Staff | July 17, 2017

Meet Scientist to Watch Emily Balskus, who studies the microbes that inhabit humans.

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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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