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Poecilia formosa, an all-female fish species, has a surprisingly robust genome. 

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Researchers Catalog Earth’s Microbiome

By Katarina Zimmer | February 1, 2018

The new database includes data from 27,000 samples collected at sites ranging from Alaskan permafrost to the ocean floor.

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Puerto Rico’s Cayo Santiago has hosted decades of research in cognition, primatology, immunization, and other areas.

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Image of the Day: Caught Red-Handed

By The Scientist Staff | January 26, 2018

Divers come upon a new population of red handfish near Tasmania.

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California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison

By Catherine Offord | January 15, 2018

Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.

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Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles

By Ruth Williams | January 10, 2018

The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.

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Photos of the Year

By Katarina Zimmer | December 25, 2017

From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.

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Image of the Day: Sea Dinosaur 

By The Scientist Staff | December 15, 2017

Palaeontologists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence to date for small, stiff-necked, sea-dwelling reptiles. 

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Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

By The Scientist Staff | December 12, 2017

Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 

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Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?

By The Scientist Staff | December 11, 2017

Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.

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