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Image of the Day: Whale Vision

By The Scientist Staff | July 20, 2017

Video footage from the back of a humpback whale offers a glimpse into these giants’ lives, including how fast they swim and how they catch their food.

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Bacteriophages to the Rescue

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.

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Book Excerpt from Natural Defense

By Emily Monosson | July 17, 2017

In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.

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Scientists bring marine plankton back to life to study past climate change.

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Scientists examine floating traces of DNA left by fish to better understand New York’s aquatic life.

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Art’s Diagnosticians

By Abby Olena | June 12, 2017

Physicians peer into the subjects of artistic masterpieces, and find new perspective on their own approach to diagnosing maladies.

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Book Excerpt from Behave

By Robert Sapolsky | June 1, 2017

In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.

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The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii

By Kerry Grens | May 30, 2017

Nearly half of the corals in a nature preserve off Oahu bleached in recent years, according to a study.

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A Coral to Outlast Climate Change

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 18, 2017

Stylophora pistillata, a reef coral in the Northern Red Sea, thrived in simulated global-warming conditions.

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