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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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Spider Silk

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has genetically engineered a silkworm to spin spider silk, which might be used for futuristic products.

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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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Plastic Munching Plankton

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

This giant larvacean can ingest microplastic pollution and poop it down to the sea floor.

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Microbiome Racer

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Genomicist Lauren Petersen wins a mountain bike race after she altered her own gut microbial communities.

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45 Feet High and Rising

By The Scientist Staff | April 24, 2017

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

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Cancer Genomes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

April Scientist to Watch Angela Brooks of the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses her search to find vulnerabilities buried within the genomes of cancer cells.

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Science Your Plants!

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2017

CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.

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Amazonian Reef

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

See footage from the expedition that discovered a coral reef hiding beneath the massive muddy plume at the mouth of the Amazon River.

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Long-Distance Calls

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.

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