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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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While some in the scientific and religious communities have declared an end to the tensions between faith and fact, the conflict continues to have impacts on health, politics, and the environment.

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Opinion: New Models for ASDs

By Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015

The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.

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Mouse Mind Control

By Jef Akst | May 4, 2015

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

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Climate Change Speeds Extinctions

By Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

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Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts

By Peter Piot | May 1, 2015

A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.  

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2015

The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

May 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Think Before You Fire

By Sarah Ramsay | May 1, 2015

Industry layoffs may save a few dollars, at the cost of losing the collective brainpower of thousands of scientists.

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