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Monkey See, Monkey Die

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?


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Owl Be Darned

By The Scientist Staff | December 4, 2015

Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.

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All Eyes On Stem Cells

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.


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H.M.’s Brain

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014

Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ


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Renard's Menagerie

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

Some of the fantastical marine life depicted in a rare, 18th-century book


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STW: In the Field

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Scientist to Watch Josh Snodgrass has traveled the world, from Siberia to South America, to study how the physiology of indigenous peoples shifts with changing lifestyles.


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Making Good on Research

By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.


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Salamander Evolution

By Dan Cossins | June 1, 2013

Yale University evolutionary biologist Steven Brady studies the evolutionary impacts of roads on the amphibians.


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Icy Veins

By Dan Cossins | April 2, 2013

Intrepid Norwegian explorers discovered the Antarctic icefish, a marvel of evolution, while venturing to an island at the bottom of the Earth in 1927.


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Photonic Colored Creatures

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.

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