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The Birthday Conference

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist

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Life Science Salaries

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2012

Check out the breakdown of this year's Salary Survey data, including how compensation differs between sex, sector, and state.

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Mummy's Little Secret

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Preserved remains from the Andes yield clues about infectious diseases.

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Self-Medicating Animals

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

From insects to mammals, the animal kingdom sometimes cures its own ills.

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The Best of the 2012 Labbies

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

Check out image finalists and winners, as well as other memorable submissions to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.

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The Salinella salve Mystery

By Hayley Dunning | October 1, 2012

Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…

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Best in Academia, 2012

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2012

Topping this year’s survey of academic researchers is the J. David Gladstone Institutes, a San Francisco-based nonprofit biomedical research organization with a focus on cardiovascular disease, virology and immunology, and neurodegenerative disorders

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Discovering Phasmids

By Jef Akst | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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2012 Bio-Art Winners

By Megan Scudellari | May 25, 2012

Check out the 10 images that won FASEB's first annual Bio-Art competition.

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Spot the Moth

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2012

It’s a well-known story: The peppered moth’s ancestral typica phenotype is white with dark speckles. 

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