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Ballroom Brainwaves

By Eli Chen | March 28, 2014

A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.


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Goat Pheromone Double Whammy

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 3, 2014

A single molecule emitted by male goats may influence female goat physiology and behavior.

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A Twist of Fate

By Jonathan Slack | March 1, 2014

Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.


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Book Excerpt from Lucky Planet

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

In the book's prologue, author David Waltham compares a fictitious planet to Earth, highlighting the biologically supportive luck that our planet has enjoyed.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2014

The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds

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Exosome Tentacles

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2014

Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.


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Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet


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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2014

March 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Tension Tracker

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.


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Making New Spinal Neurons

By Ed Yong | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.


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