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On the Other Hand

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

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Beyond Cat Killing

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2014

Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.

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Book Excerpt from Shocked

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2014

The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored

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Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

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

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Science Speak

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Scientific Elevator Pitches

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Books on the Beagle

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 17, 2014

An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 

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