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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection

By Jef Akst | August 31, 2016

Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it. 

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Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons

By Lydia Pyne | August 1, 2016

In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.

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By ditching traditional agar-based media, two biochemists captured iconic images of Myxococcus in 1982.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2016

Brexit's effect on science, melding disciplines, and more

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The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact

By Robert Lavine | August 1, 2016

Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?

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Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results

By Tanya Lewis | July 6, 2016

An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.

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Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.

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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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Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race

By Anthony Ryan Hatch | July 1, 2016

Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.

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