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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | November 1, 2014

Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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The Ever-Transcendent Cell

By John S. Torday | November 1, 2014

Deriving physiologic first principles

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The Rules of Replication

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?

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Walking with Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

This year’s data reveal notable variation in compensation for life scientists working in different fields, sectors, and regions of the world.

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Rapid Evolution in Real Time

By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014

On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.

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Ancient Sex

By Sandhya Sekar | October 19, 2014

Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.

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New Genes = New Archaea?

By Molly Sharlach | October 15, 2014

Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.

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Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office

By Bob Grant | October 9, 2014

A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plotline strays from reality.

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