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“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk

By Tanya Lewis | July 12, 2016

People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.


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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin


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Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 1, 2016

The University of St. Andrews behavioral ecologist studies the social structures and behaviors of whales and dolphins, recording and analyzing their acoustic communications.


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Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2016

Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.


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Well-Brined Pork

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.


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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By Jef Akst | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.


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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.


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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.


image: Immune Defect Detected in Knockout Mice

Immune Defect Detected in Knockout Mice

By Tanya Lewis | May 20, 2016

Researchers have identified a mutation in a commonly used commercial mouse strain that could impact experimental results.

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Population Ecologist Dies

By Jef Akst | May 18, 2016

Ilkka Hanski of the University of Helsinki has passed away at age 63.


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