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Limber LIMS

By Nicholette Zeliadt | January 1, 2013

Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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Old Ocean Mold

By Beth Marie Mole | December 12, 2012

Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.


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Marlboro Chicks

By Beth Marie Mole | December 5, 2012

Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.

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By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.


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Deleted Forever

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2012

By tapping local knowledge among African pastoralists and veterinarians, researchers successfully eradicated a deadly livestock virus—and are looking to replicate their success to halt other epidemics.

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Coughing Seashells

By Edyta Zielinska | November 28, 2012

A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.

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Beetles Warm BC Forests

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.


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Old New Species

By Edyta Zielinska | November 20, 2012

Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.


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No Sex Required

By Edyta Zielinska | November 19, 2012

An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.


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