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The Benefits of Trepidation

By Abigail Marsh | November 1, 2017

While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.

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2017 Life Science Salary Survey

By Aggie Mika | November 1, 2017

Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.


The artist discusses music as a means to get kids excited about science, and the inspiration he took from astrophysics and polar bears.


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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.


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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By The Scientist Staff | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.


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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.


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Watch This Biofilm

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2017

Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.


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Book Excerpt from Rise of the Necrofauna

By Britt Wray | October 1, 2017

In chapter 4, “Why Recreate the Woolly Mammoth?” author Britt Wray explores the social consequences of bringing an iconic species back from extinction.


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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects

By Bob Grant | September 26, 2017

The primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was “cruel and unnecessary.”

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Scientists Fear DACA Cancellation

By Jef Akst and Shawna Williams | September 4, 2017

Some researchers are at risk of job loss and even deportation if Trump decides to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to obtain work permits. 


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