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Contributors

By Abby Olena | November 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Dating the Origin of Us

By Ajit Varki | November 1, 2013

Theoretical anthropogeny seeks to understand how Homo sapiens rose to a position of global dominance.

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How, If, and Why Species Form

By Axel G. Rossberg, Tim Rogers, and Alan J. McKane | November 1, 2013

Biologists have struggled for centuries to properly define what constitutes a “species.” They may have been asking the wrong question—many smaller organisms might not form species at all.

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Salary Stats

By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | November 1, 2013

Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.

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Some Nerve

By Greg Dunn | November 1, 2013

The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2013

November 2013's selection of notable quotes

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The Ultimate Wingman

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2013

Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.

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2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | November 1, 2013

The Scientist opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.

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Gravity Determines Cell Size

By Abby Olena | October 29, 2013

Researchers show that cells may have evolved to be small because of gravitational forces.

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Evolving Pain Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.

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